Your toilet is one of the most-sed plumbing fixtures in your home. Like other appliances, your toilet will eventually reach the end of its life and will need to be replaced–hopefully before a disaster occurs. Not sure if it’s time to replace yours? Follow Clog Pro’s guidelines on when to replace your toilet.
It’s often said that toilets can last up to 50 years, but that’s the fixture itself, not its inner components. With water pressure and wear-and-tear, we commonly see people needing new toilets after 25 years. Another thing to keep in mind is efficiency. If your toilet is old and working just fine, but you have high water bills, you may want to consider replacing it for a newer, efficient model.
Cracked Or Leaky Toilet
Have you noticed puddles of water at the base of your toilet? Sometimes hairline cracks can develop in the bowl or tank of your toilet and cause water to leak, causing damage to your floor over time. If you notice a crack or leak, you’ll want to replace your toilet before the crack worsens and floods your bathroom.
Frequent Toilet Clogs
Toilet clogs are not uncommon, but if you deal with them once a week or more, it’s not only a nuisance but a good sign you should replace your toilet. Frequent clogs can also be a sign of something further down in your sewer line–something you may want to have inspected.
Constantly Running Toilet
One of the most annoying plumbing problems many homeowners experience is a constantly running toilet. This is when water continues to run from the tank to the toilet bowl. Other than that irritating sound, a constantly running toilet is a waste of water. If adjusting the flapper doesn’t fix the problem, you may have a broken fill valve.
A wobbly toilet may be as simple as tightening a few bolts and screws, but it can also signify water damage to the floor beneath the toilet. To be sure, you may want to remove the toilet and inspect the floor beneath as water damage restoration is often pricey.
Your Toilet Requires Too Many Repairs
If you find yourself constantly needing to have your toilet repaired, you may want to consider replacing it altogether. Although you will be paying more upfront, this will save you time and money in the long run.
Your toilet is an essential part of you and your family’s daily lives. You shouldn’t have to deal with a malfunctioning toilet. If you’re in need of a new toilet, contact your local plumbing company for a fast and reliable installation, like Clog Pro. We’re a family-owned plumbing company that’s been providing trusted plumbing services in the Portland/Vancouver metro area for over 25 years.