We rely on our toilets for years. We often picture these home fixtures as permanent and not something that we would need to replace. Eventually, there will come a time where you’ll need to purchase a new toilet – but how do you know if your toilet is ready for replacement?
Several telltale signs indicate that a toilet is on its last legs, including age, stability, appearance, and penchant for clogging.
When you sit on your toilet, you should sit on a stable, firm surface. If your toilet bowl wobbles when you sit, there may be an underlying issue with loose screws or floor damage. If tightening your screws doesn’t solve the issue, leakage has damaged the toilet foundation. You need a replacement to prevent further damage to your bathroom.
Your toilet should be free of cracks and any other serious exterior damage. A cracked toilet is more than just a cosmetic eyesore. While your toilet may still work when the porcelain is cracked, constant leaks will add to your bathroom woes. These leaks can cause further, more expensive damage to your bathroom. To prevent the loss of hundreds of dollars in repair costs and water bills, invest in a new toilet.
Have you had your toilet for as long as you can remember? Then it may be time to invest in a new one. The older your toilet is, the less water-efficient it is. In addition, older toilets are more likely to develop problems such as clogging, poor drainage, and overflow. If you’ve had your toilet for 10 years or longer, it’s time for an upgrade.
Does your toilet frequently clog, no matter what preventive measures you take? This issue is likely due to interior wear and tear. A clog every once in a while is normal for many homeowners, but if your toilet is constantly backed up, you need a replacement. At this point, it is a better investment to purchase a new toilet than to repair your old one.
When you replace your toilet, you need a trained plumbing professional to safely install it in your home. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to help. We offer courteous plumbing services to residents in the Beaumont, Texas area. Contact us today to receive a free job estimate.