If you’re like most people, replacing your toilet ranks close to last on your list of things you’d like to do. It’s expensive and time-consuming, and if you don’t do it right you might find your bathroom floor covered in water that should be in your toilet’s tank. Still, sometimes you have to replace your toilet, and when that time comes you really don’t want to put it off.
This brings up a very important question:
How do you know when it’s time to contact a new toilet plumbing installer and ask them to come over?
Fortunately, there are some tell-tale signs that will let you know you need to replace your toilet.
It Isn’t Flushing
When your toilet doesn’t respond after you push down on the handle, you know something is wrong.
The only question is how extensive will the repairs have to be?
You may need to make an appointment with a plumber so they can assess what parts need to be replaced and how long the repairs will take.
Sometimes, the repairs are fast and will cost well under the price of a new toilet.
Other times, you might just want to think about getting a new toilet instead.
Cracks Are Showing
This is the most serious sign that you should replace your toilet.
Cracks in a toilet’s porcelain give bacteria and other harmful microorganisms a safe space to grow and make the toilet impossible to clean.
These cracks will also get bigger if left untreated, leading to leaks in the toilet.
At worst, the toilet bowl could split in two while you’re sitting on it, which may lead to serious injury.
It Clogs More Often Than It Should
Toilets clogging are a fact of life.
However, if your toilet seems to clog easily, this may be due to a partial clog deep in your home’s plumbing that is preventing matter from reaching its intended destination.
It might also mean that the toilet’s flushing mechanism isn’t delivering the pressure needed to properly flush the materials.
It’s Leaking Water Around The Base
One of the most important parts of a toilet is its base, and the seals in the base that prevent water from leaking out onto the floor.
If you start to see water on the floor, don’t wait—call a professional plumber and let them assess what needs to be done.
It Won’t Stop Running
Is your toilet running?
Then you better go catch it!
But seriously folks, if your toilet is constantly running, then it’s wasting water.
This can substantially drive up the price of your water bill.
A faulty flapper valve is usually responsible for this problem, and you can fix it by jiggling the flapper valve to form a better seal and stop your toilet from running.
However, this may only be a temporary fix.
If your toilet continues running even after you’ve fixed it, you should call a professional.
Contact Triton Plumbing & Service
If you need to replace your toilet, don’t worry.
We’ve got you covered.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (226) 270-6424.
We’ll get your new toilet installed and save you a ton of trouble and worry.