5 SIGNS IT'S TIME TO REPLACE YOUR TOILET
While it’s an unfortunate truth to accept, toilets don’t last forever. Whether it’s because of time, use, or catastrophe, sometimes they need to be replaced.
It’s constantly getting blocked
Toilet blockages are stressful and headache-inducing. Plus, who has time to constantly plunge the bowl? Random blockages aren’t uncommon and one or two happening shouldn’t be alarming. When they start happening regularly, though, it’s a sign of something bigger. Older low-flush toilets tend to have frequent stoppages when they age and their interiors get worn out.
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 problem is, it can be solved quickly just by tightening them. Unfortunately, that’s not the only reason toilets wobble. A more serious cause is water damage to the floor underneath causing 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.
It’s constantly running
If your toilet keeps on running no matter how hard you try, there are a few potential causes. 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. Either way, while sometimes fixable, these problems can be a grade-A sign that it’s time for a new toilet.
Porcelain is a sturdy material, but like with all things, it can still wear down. Cracks in the porcelain base of your toilet can lead to frequent puddling and leaking. This constant flow of water can damage flooring and lead to water bill increases over time, wasting hundreds of pounds yearly.
It’s old and inefficient
The four other signs on this list are signs that it is necessary to replace your toilet. This last point is more about efficiency and how much water conventional toilets wasted. These days, there are many low flow options that use half that much water or less. If you’re environmentally conscious or just want to lower your long term water bill, it might be time for a change.
If you think it’s time to replace the toilet in your home, call the experts at FJ Lane & Son and we can send someone over for an professional analysis.