Traditional toilets are costing your business money

Commercial washrooms differ in design, shape and size but they generally have one thing in common – high costs from heavy use.

This intensive footfall in environments from service stations to sports grounds, offices and factories, to education establishments and health services will strain even the most robust traditional toilets, with the ongoing problems this creates.

From high water usage – at a time when utility costs keep rising – to poor hygiene, broken seats and slow cistern refills, traditional toilet systems are a bit of a nightmare to maintain.

They use an incredible amount of water, even when operating at maximum efficiency with the average cistern dispensing nine litres with every flush. And that large volume means a long refill time between flushes that often reduces customer throughput.

Operating issues

Besides that, many washroom toilets have operating issues and water consumption increases over time as cistern parts wear, with inevitable increase in water bills. And heavy use in a commercial setting can cause internal toilet parts to fail quickly.

Sometimes, the system will start to refill while the flush is taking place and a small leak can cause a ‘phantom flush’ or the toilet will run continuously. Aside from unnecessary extra water costs, these failings can mean there is a greater likelihood of toilets clogging, as well as bowl staining.

With traditional toilets, there is also an issue over optimal hygiene. When you flush a standard toilet, waste particulates are forced into the air, even with the lid down, and this has an effect on the environment the washroom.

These airborne particles can travel up to two metres from the toilet, landing on washroom surfaces and entering ventilation systems to travel throughout the building. Harmful bacteria can survive and thrive for up to 24 hours on all conventional surfaces.


Toilets also can leave 6% of previous users’ contaminants behind after flushing, which can become airborne during frequent flushes.

Another issue with conventional toilets is seen with push-button cisterns that have reduced flush force, even with volumes of nine litres. This can lead to greater chance of blockages.

And porcelain cisterns are prone to unsightly and unhygienic condensation build-up while they add to overall noise annoyance and pollution when refilling.

Propelair solution

The Propelair toilet from SaveMoneyCutCarbon addresses all these issues and offers a very quick payback.

In commercial buildings, flushing can consume an incredible 85% of overall water volumes. The patented Propelair systems is a much more efficient technology that can really pay dividends in water and energy savings.

Propelair uses only 1.5 litres of water per flush, a fraction compared to that UK average of nine litres. Remember, too, that average flush volumes can be much higher than cistern that through double flushing, leakages and filling while still flushing.

The Propelair toilet uses up to 84% less water. It works in a highly effective way to make dramatic inroads into water and energy costs, while cleaning and general repairs should also be reduced.


Propelair has a two-section cistern; one for air and one for water. The operating routine is simple:

1. The lid is closed to form a seal before flushing

2. The flush sensor is activated and water enters the pan to wash it, followed by air from the unique patented pump. The air cannot escape, being held by the sealed lid and this pushes out the entire contents of the pan to give a powerful, reliable flush.

3. The remaining water fills the water trap

4. The flush is completed in three seconds with the toilet ready to be flushed again in 20-30 seconds.

Propelair is one of the most hygienic toilet systems on the market, creating a cleaner environment for users. The toilet reduces aerosolised germs by up to 95%, as they are trapped under the unique sealable lid, and then efficiently removed with the powerful air flush. Propelair removes up to 99.9% of contaminants.

And because it uses so much less water and energy, the payback time on initial investment is very quick – between 1-3 years on average.

Want to learn more about Propelair?

Find out how we can help your business.

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