Toilets do not last forever, sadly. They work one day, and have a problem that needs to be repaired the next. There are signs that they put off to show that maybe a replacement is necessary, instead of just another repair. As a homeowner, it is important to recognize when your toilet is trying to tell you it needs to be replaced instead of repaired.
1. Excessive Leaking
If your toilet is excessively leaking into the floor boards of your home, it may be time for a replacement. There may be an unnoticeable crack in the porcelain or the wax seal could be broken. To stop the leaks from happening, and the floor from being ruined; it is ideal to replace the entire toilet.
2. Toilet is Outdated
Older toilets are not as energy-efficient as newer ones on the market. You can save money while replacing the older toilet with a new one. A new toilet will utilize water more efficiently and you will not have to worry about repairs in the near future. Furthermore, you can get something that complements the look and feel of your bathroom.
3. Broken Components
In theory, you can just purchase replacements when a component (or components) of your toilet breaks. This is, assuming, these components are affordable and easy to find. If you have an older or more expensive toilet, it may be more affordable to replace the toilet instead. In this situation, do a quick search for replacement parts and compare the price of the parts to the price of buying and installing a new toilet.
4. Continuously Runs
When your toilet continuously runs, it may signal that the components of the toilet are not working correctly to drain or fill the toilet. This may be an easy fix, or it may signal that you need a newer, more water efficient toilet in the bathroom. Fortunately, an experienced plumber can tell you how much it would cost to fix; and you can decide whether a repair or replacement is the more cost effective option.
5. It Requires Too Many Repairs
If your toilet requires repair after repair, then it may be in your best interest to put your money into purchasing a replacement toilet. Newer toilets generally do not need many repairs, and work for years prior to needing any at all. You can save money, and time by just replacing the old with the new.
Once you locate the source of the problem, it is ideal to call a professional plumbing services company. They are more experienced at replacing a toilet in your home. They can provide a thorough replacement job, and some even guarantee their work. Enjoy having a working, usable toilet in your home. Never worry about the poop hitting the floor again.