Today’s toilet’s are built to last, specifically because it is an expensive clean up if they break easily. They can last for 12-14 years and even more. There are a few reasons that you should replace your toilet. Check out a few reason below.
Toilets are finicky and you never know when they will get blocked. This is an easy homeowner do it yourself project. Children sometimes put things in the toilet that don’t belong there, sometimes it just get clogged from an excessive amount of toilet paper. However, there’s nothing to worry about there. However, if you find that this is happening too often and this is a reason to change your toilet. It could turn into a major overflow that is difficult to clean up.
Some issues that occur too frequently can be a sign as well. Calling a plumber to fix leaks that cause nasty messes, or low flow flushes that do not remove all the waste, are signs that the toilet should be replaced. The service calls alone will cost more than a new toilet. If your plumber is on your frequently called list and you are calling them for small issues such as blockages or replacement parts. It is definitely time to change out your toilet.
Old age is not the only reason for an upgrade. However, gauge the age with other factors like cracks and looks. The appearance of the toilet may not be the most appealing if it is over 20 plus years old. The stains that cannot be removed by cleaning combined with frequent issues is another sign that your toilet should be replaced.
Your toilet runs over time and uses too much water to flush. Consider a low flow toilet that uses less water to operate. This can save you money in the long term. A low flow toilet uses about 1-2 gallons less of water with each flush. So if you are looking for savings on your utilities, this is a reason to change your toilet out.
Your toilet should be secured to the floor and safe. If you sit on your toilet and it shifts and adjusts due to the weight, this is a sign of a problem, especially if there are already cracks and scratches on the bowl. You may need a professional to check if there is deterioration at the location where it connects to the floor or the bolts are so worn out that it won’t stay secured any longer. Five Star Plumbing in Corpus Christi or San Antonio will diagnose your plumbing needs with professional service.