Replace Your Toilet

When Should You Replace Your Toilet?

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The time has come. The old toilet you’ve had since moving in just ain’t cutting it anymore. Whether it’s constantly causing problems or your porcelain throne is looking a little lackluster, you are now considering whether or not you should replace your toilet. Most people don’t know that your plumbing system is one of the most important systems in your house. That’s why upgrading to the right appliances and fixtures should be a top priority. At times we know that maintaining your home can be grueling and costly. However, replacing your toilet can revamp your bathroom aesthetically and save you money in the long run. 

Here Are 4 Signs That You Need To Replace Your Toilet:

Constant clogging in older toilets can be a problem. Nothing can be more embarrassing than a clogged toilet, especially when the company has arrived. Even worse is clogging a toilet at someone else’s home. Most people don’t like going ‘number two’ unless they’re at home. Then the unthinkable happens, but chances are–it’s not you, it’s the toilet. Every toilet is prone to clogging under the right conditions, such as using too much toilet paper. 

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The Effects Of A Sluggish Toilet

Other factors such as flush strength, hard water deposits, drain pipe cleanliness, and what you’re flushing can all affect whether a toilet will get clogged. However, if clogging occurs frequently, it may be time to replace your toilet with the latest low-flow toilet. Maybe you’re wasting water by flushing multiple times. The latest low-flow toilets have new technology that has powerful flushes. Dual flush toilets also offer water-saving features. One flush is for liquid waste, and a different flush is for solid waste. 

Does Your Toilet Have Cracks?

Did you know that those fancy plates and dainty teacups in your grandmother’s cupboard are the same material as your toilets? But unlike fine china, toilets are made to stand the test of time. Nearly 99% of all toilets are made of a special clay called porcelain, the main ingredient used to make toilets and bathtubs. The clay used to produce a toilet is called Vitreous China. Although it becomes extremely durable when mixed with water, it will break, especially if something heavy drops on it or the lid falls on a hard surface. 

The benefits include: 

  • Inexpensive to produce 
  • Easily removes waste from their slick surface
  • You can easily clean them.
  • Extremely sturdy and will last for years
  • They are not sensitive to temperature changes.

However, with all the benefits, there are some setbacks to look for. For example, porcelain can crack. The toilet often seems like it’s working fine, but even a hairline crack can cause leaks. Leakages can waste a lot of water over time and even damage your floors. Also, cracks in your toilet will grow. Even the smallest crack will compromise the integrity of the entire structure.

Check For Cracks If you Think Your Toilet Is Leaking

If you have concerns about your toilet leaking, regularly check for cracks throughout your toilet. First, check areas around the wax seal at the base of your toilet. Next, examine the outer areas of your tank and check for leaks at the shut-off valve. Small fractures can often be an easy fix, but you can expect to replace your toilet if they worsen. 

Does Your Toilet Use Too Much Water?

Is your water bill too high or increasing? If you have an older toilet, let alone multiple older toilets, it can make a difference in your water bill. Older toilets produced before 1994 use an excessive amount of water to flush. However, there is new, more water-efficient technology that is available for you today. Even if you’re content with your water bill, you may want to consider an upgrade for your toilets, it’ll have a positive environmental impact while reducing your water bill. 

Is Your Toilet Ugly?

Even if it’s as simple as revamping the decor of your house and bathrooms, upgrading your toilet is a perfect opportunity to give your bathrooms a more luxurious appearance. The average person spends over 90 days of their lifetime sitting on their toilet, so why not make the experience worthwhile?

Brandon and Family, Licensed plumbing contractor

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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