While it’s an unfavorable truth to accept, toilets don’t last durably. Even if it’s because of time or use, once in a while they need to be replaced. Except if your toilet literally explodes (don’t panic, it doesn’t happen often), it’s hard to tell when it’s time for a new one. We’ve gathered the most visible signs that it’s time to replace your toilet. They will help you be more informed of when it’s time to need the professional plumbers for a swap out.
Constantly getting clogged. Toilet clogs are nerve-racking and headache-inducing. And also, who has time to constantly plunge the bowl? Random clogs aren’t rare and one or two happening shouldn’t be panicking. When they start happening constantly, though, it’s an indication of something bigger. Older low-flush toilets be likely to have constant stoppages when they age and their interiors get worn out.
Constant running. If your toilet keeps on running despite how hard you try, there are a few potential matters. Sometimes it means that the rubber flapper at the bottom of the tank is damaged. It can also mean that the fill valve in the tank has been broken in some way. Nevertheless, while sometimes repairable, these cases can be an indication that it’s time for a new toilet.
It’s cracked. Porcelain is a solid material, but like with all things, it can still wear down. Cracks in the porcelain base of your toilet may cause frequent leaking and paddling. This constant flow of water can damage flooring and cause water bill increases over time, wasting hundreds of dollars every year.
It wobbles. A toilet wobbles when you sit on it for a few different reasons. One of them is that the screws at the base of the bowl have gotten loose. If that’s all the issue is, it can be solved instantly just by tightening them. Unluckily, that’s not the only reason toilets wobble. A more serious cause is water damage to the floor underneath affecting the screws to not be able to hold as tightly. While the wobble doesn’t always mean your toilet itself needs to be replaced, it does mean that there are bigger problems at play.
If you think it’s time to replace the toilet in your property, call the experts at Elizabeth Drain Service and we can deploy someone over same day for a professional result.
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