How to Know When It’s Time for a New Toilet

You rely on your toilet daily, but you probably don’t think much about it until something goes wrong. Just like other major appliances in your home, your toilet will probably need to be replaced after years of use. How do you know when it’s time to call a plumber to install a new toilet?

There are hairline cracks inside your tank

If you see evidence around your toilet, this could be more than a simple leak: You could have a possible hairline crack in your tank, and the toilet may need to be replaced. A plumber can help you determine if it’s an issue that can be repaired or requires replacement.  If the toilet appears to be working properly – flushing well, not clogged, not running – but there is water present around the base of the bowl  there maybe and issue going on with the toilet.

It Needs Too Many Repairs

Rebuilding a toilet can include quite a few items in the tank, like its handle, the flapper, fill valve, and flush valve. Some of the older toilets that are 3.5-gallon flush (One piece or Two piece) are wasting  water per flush. The new technology on the 1.6 gallons per flush or 1.28GPF with the larger trap ways flush 100 % percent efficient and use half the amount of water. Weighing these repair costs versus a new toilet is a smart practice, especially if your toilet is the one with the 3.5 gallon per flush style.  If you are planning on replacing your toilet anytime soon, then save the money on the repair and replace the toilet instead.

You feel it wobble

A toilet that wobbles or rocks is not normal. If your toilet is unsteady, call a plumber right away to evaluate the problem. While it could be a simple matter of tightening some bolts, it could also mean the flange attachment under the bowl is compromised and may need to be changed. Call a professional at Terrano Plumbing to assist with this task.

It Clogs Frequently

Is your toilet a nuisance because it requires plunging more than once a week? Many of the older toilets require more than one flush most of the time. They are also often plagued with random stoppages. No one should have to plunge their toilet on a regular basis. If this is an aggravation for you, then it’s time to replace your toilet. You don’t even have to give up the water savings since low flush toilets have come a long way and the new line of water savers work much better.

In Order to Save Water and Money

If you do not already have a low-flush toilet, saving water may be reason enough to replace a toilet. You can save quite a bit on your water bill every year with a low flush toilet. A water saving toilet uses less than 2 gallons of water per flush, which is considerably less than the old 3-gallon or even a 5-gallon flush toilets. Not only are you helping the environment by saving water, but you are also helping yourself save money. Utilities are only going to continue to rise so saving on household water usage makes sense.

Need a new toilet? Call our professionals at Terrano Plumbing & Remodeling! We are just one phone call away and will be happy to assist with your plumbing needs.

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