If you have noticed small problems lately with your toilet, it may be time to replace it. A plumber will be able to let you know whether your current toilet can be repaired or should be replaced, but there are some warning signs that let you know to call a plumber in the first place. If you notice any of these, get prepared to invest in a toilet replacement.
- Constant Repairs- One of the most obvious signs that it is time for a toilet replacement is when you seem to be constantly doing repairs. For example, if you have a problem with the flapper, the handle, the fill valve, and other components one after another, this is a good sign that your toilet is wearing down. You can simply make the necessary repairs, but in most cases, it will save you time and even money if you just get a replacement.
- Cracks in Porcelain- Most toilets are porcelain, and if you notice cracks forming, your toilet may be in trouble. While hairline cracks in the bowl or tank may stay small, they can eventually widen and create huge problems, such as active leaks. Worst of all, there is no telling when it will happen. Because of this, most plumbers suggest a toilet replacement when the porcelain becomes cracked.
- You Need a Low-Flush Toilet- Depending on how old your toilet is, it may use an excessive amount of water every time you flush it. In this situation, simply getting a newer toilet replacement that is a low-flush model can save you a great deal of money on your water bill. Every flush, one of these toilets will save at least a gallon of water, if not three, depending on your current toilet. Your water savings will quickly pay for costs associated with the toilet replacement.