The toilet is one of the most long lasting plumbing fixtures, but it won’t last forever. Just like other plumbing fixtures in your home or business, your toilet will need to be replaced after years of use. It’s important to know when you should replace your toilet. After all, persistent toilet problems can render your bathroom unusable and cost you a lot of money down the line.
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we specialize in toilet repair and toilet replacement, so we know when your toilet needs to be repaired or replaced. In this article, we will outline the common toilet problems that signal the need for toilet replacement.
Cracks in the bowl or the toilet tank are a big red flag that should never be ignored. In addition to looking unsightly, cracks at the bottom of the toilet or on the lower portion of the toilet tank can lead to leaks that will damage the flooring underneath your toilet. In most cases, it is better to replace than repair a cracked toilet. Replacing a cracked toilet will save you money in the long run, as it will prevent leaks and potential water damage that could happen to your flooring.
If your toilet gets clogged a lot, it’s probably a sign that something is wrong with your toilet. Constant clogging is common in older low-flush toilets, which tend to struggle to move waste products properly. However, frequent toilet clogs can also be a sign that there’s something clogging the drain pipes that you can’t reach on your own. It’s advisable to call a local plumber to come out and inspect your toilet and recommend a better toilet model for your needs.
While your toilet is meant to last for several decades, it reaches a point where a replacement is necessary. A toilet that has reached the end of its lifespan is likely to be less efficient than a newer toilet. In addition to being inefficient, an old toilet may be too outdated to work in a modern home. Even if your old toilet is working properly, there are many ways you can benefit from a toilet upgrade. For instance, a newer model will come with aesthetic benefits, added functionalities, and more efficient flushing.
Older toilets made in the 1980s and 1990s often use up to seven gallons of water per flush, while modern models use one or two gallons of water per flush. If you have an older toilet in your home and your water bill is extremely high, it’s time to switch to a modern toilet and save money on your water bill.
Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we take great pride in providing dependable and affordable toilet installation and repair services. If your toilet is in disrepair and you’re looking for a professional plumber to help you with toilet repair or toilet replacement, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing.