One of the most important plumbing fixtures in our homes is our toilet. Knowing when repairs and replacements for your toilet are needed can go a long way in saving you time and money on major plumbing issues linked to a faulty toilet. Listed below are five common signs indicating it’s time to repair or replace your toilet.
Dealing with a clogged toilet can be inconveniencing, frustrating, and gross. Although clogged toilets aren’t unheard of and can happen to most toilets on occasion, if your toilet is constantly clogging and you find yourself frequently reaching for a plunger, this is a common sign indicating it’s time for a new toilet.
If your toilet isn’t flushing, this is a sign indicating a major malfunction. Often, people continue to use a non-flushing toilet or try to fix it on their own, making the problem worse. To prevent the need for extensive plumbing repairs, if you notice your toilet isn’t flushing, a plumber should be contacted right away regarding a toilet replacement.
It’s normal for your toilet to run for a short period after its use. However, when water is constantly running in your toilet, it is not normal and can be a very annoying sign indicating that a repair is needed. A running toilet is usually caused when the flapper valve doesn’t seal. When left untreated, a running toilet can raise your utility bill due to wasted water and cause other plumbing issues.
Toilets are frequently used fixtures in our homes that can succumb to occasional repairs every so often. However, if you’re constantly contacting a plumber regarding a plumbing issue or repair for your toilet, it’s time for a replacement. It’s usually cheaper and more convenient to invest in a new toilet, as repair bills can add up over time, becoming costly.
As your toilet ages, it becomes increasingly inefficient and susceptible to constant plumbing issues and repairs, ultimately leading to a toilet replacement. Investing in a newer, more efficient toilet such as a dual flush or low flush toilet decreases your water usage, repair costs, and utility costs.
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