Your toilet takes up a large part of your bathroom, but it is also an essential part of removing waste efficiently and effectively out of your home. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not place enough importance of the function and efficiency of their toilet, which can lead to improper function and water waste. Thankfully, help is available if you are worried about how well your toilet works. Here are a few signs you need to replace your toilet.
It's Past Its Prime
Toilets and other plumbing fixtures are built to last, but they are not designed to last forever. In addition, excessive use, heavy force, and improper maintenance can shorten the lifespan of your toilet.
On average, most toilets should be replaced around the 15-year mark. If your toilet is approaching this age or past this age, it is time to invest in a new one.
Also, newer toilets are much more efficient than older models. Modern toilets use gravity to flush away waste with less water, making the much more water-efficient. This is beneficial to the environment, but also to your monthly water bills.
It's Leaking Water
Toilets use a lot of water even when they are in good working condition.
Unfortunately, some toilets run continuously, wasting water and annoying you with the sound. In most cases, this running water is a simple fix, since your toilet will most likely only require a new floater valve or floater chain. Therefore, replacing the entire toilet is not necessary.
On the other hand, if you notice water puddling up around your toilet, there may be a more involved issue to address.
Inspect the toilet carefully for signs of damage. Even small cracks and fissures in the toilet's exterior can cause a great deal of water to leak out. This water is not only a sign your toilet is damaged, but it can also lead to severe damage to your walls and floors that will be costly to repair.
There are sealants and patching products that can be used to cover cracks in your toilet's porcelain. This may stop the leaks temporarily, but if you have multiple cracks or larger cracks that are causing heavy water leaks, replacing the toilet is a better option.
Even though it may not be the most exciting plumbing fixture in your home, your toilet is important. This guide will help you know when and if it is time to replace your toilet. Contact a plumbing contractor for more help.Share
22 November 2018
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