It is easy to conclude that your toilet needs to be replaced if it’s been giving you trouble or doesn’t match your design aesthetic. However, in addition to obvious signs that your toilet is in need of a major repair, there are multiple reasons to consider undertaking the task of replacing your home’s toilet. To help you determine if it’s time to invest in a new toilet consider the following common problems that you may encounter.
When water from the toilet’s tank or its bowl leaks it can go unnoticed for quite a while, resulting in higher water consumption costs and water damage to your bathroom flooring or subfloor. If not addressed promptly, the entire floor may end up needing to be replaced. If you’re dealing with an older toilet, it is often more cost effective to install a new toilet than to try to find and repair leaks.
Cracks in the Bowl or Tank
Over time, hairline cracks can develop in the bowl or tank of your toilet. Cracks in the porcelain can be the source of active or future leaks, so even if your toilet isn’t presently leaking, it’s a good idea to replace the toilet if you spot a crack before it breaks completely.
If your toilet isn’t a low flush toilet, that is a good reason to replace it. Switching from an old 3-gallon or 5-gallon flush toilet to one that uses less than two gallons per flush is an environmentally friendly way to help the environment while saving money by reducing water usage.
Consistent Clogging or Repairs
If your toilet has extensive mineral deposits in the tank or bowl the toilet may be past its prime. While waste water from a worn wax ring can seep out and collect at the base of the toilet bowl, it is typically caused by waste pipes that are blocked or backed up. Mineral deposits collect and cause blockages which reduce water flow to the tank and result in incomplete flushes. In addition to being unsightly in the bowl, a mineral buildup in your tank’s syphon tube can prevent the flapper from sealing, resulting in wasted water from water leakage to the bowl.
If your toilet has seen better days, it’s time to swap it out with a new water usage friendly model. At Big B’s Plumbing, we specialize in plumbing solutions, including emergency plumbing. From fixing a blocked toilet to checking for leaks to new toilet installation, our experienced and dedicated technicians provide repair and replacement for commercial and residential plumbing systems. Call us today!