The time has come. That old toilet that you’ve had since moving in just ain’t cutting it anymore. Whether it’s because 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. What most people don’t know is your plumbing system is one of the most important systems in your house so picking the right appliances and plumbing service should be a top priority. We know maintaining your home can be grueling and costly. However, replacing your toilet can revamp your bathroom aesthetic and save you money in the long run.
Here Are 4 Signs That You Need To Replace Your Toilet:
Constant clogging – Nothing is more scary and embarrassing than going to a friend’s house and clogging a toilet. But chances are–it’s not you, it’s the toilet. Every toilet is prone to get clogged once in a while. Factors such as flush strength, drain pipe cleanliness, and how much you are flushing can all affect whether a toilet will get clogged. However, if clogging is occurring weekly or you’re having to waste water by flushing multiple times, it may be time to invest in a new toilet.
Does Your Toilet Have Cracks?
Did you know that those fancy plates and dainty teacups in your grandmother’s cupboard are the same material that toilets are made of? Porcelain is used to make toilets and bathtubs because it’s waterproof, durable, and sanitary. But as you may know, porcelain can crack. Oftentimes, the toilet may seem 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 and even the smallest crack will compromise the integrity of the entire structure.
Tip: If you are having concerns about your toilet, make sure you are regularly checking for cracks throughout your toilet. Areas such as around the wax seal at the base of your toilet, the intake pipe, and on the inner and outer areas of the bowl are all places to check. Small fractures can often be an easy fix; but if they worsen, expect a bigger bill.
Does Your Toilet Use To Much Water?
Is your water bill too high or increasing? If you have an older toilet, let alone multiple older toilets, it can have a negative effect on your water bill. Just like a car, the older the toilet, the harder it has to work to do its job. Also, many older toilets use an excessive amount of water to flush. 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 all while putting extra cash in your pockets.
Is Your Toilet Ugly?
Even if it’s as simple as wanting to revamp the decor of your house and bathrooms, upgrading your toilet is a perfect opportunity to give your bathrooms a more luxurious appearance with extra comfort. The average person spends over 90 days in their lifetime sitting on the loo so why not make the experience worthwhile?