Toilets are an easy thing to take for granted. When they do their job properly, you probably don’t give them a second thought. However, when they start to fail, you notice pretty quickly. An unreliable or leaking toilet should never have a place in your home or business, so today our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is listing three signs it’s time to replace your toilet.
1. Your Toilet Bowl or Tank Is Damaged
Check all around your toilet for cracks or scratches and, if you find any, it’s most likely time for a new toilet. Some smaller cracks can be repaired depending on their location, but it’s best practice to consider a new toilet when it’s capabilities to hold water become questionable. Additionally, if your toilet has broken components such as flush handle or the interior mechanisms, it can sometimes be more cost effective to replace the whole unit.
2. Your Toilet Is Old
While old plumbing fixtures can add character to your home, a very old toilet could be costing you money with higher water bills. Toilets manufactured before 1980 can use up to seven gallons of water with each flush, while modern toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush. Do yourself and your water bill a favor, and take advantage of new technology!
3. Your Toilet Leaks
A constant toilet leak is generally a sign to purchase a new toilet. If it has been persistently leaking and resists repair efforts, then a new toilet should be strongly considered. You never want to ignore a leaking toilet because leaks from either the toilet’s tank or its bowl can cause water damage to the flooring or subfloor.
When it’s time to replace your toilet, choose a plumber you can trust. Our team of plumbers here at Drain Genie is the most highly qualified in the central Florida region. Contact us today at (407) 490-1230 for all of your plumbing needs.