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Signs You Need to Replace Your Toilet
Mar 21,2024

Signs You Need to Replace Your Toilet

The toilet is one of the most used plumbing fixtures in a home or business premises. As you would expect from all the plumbing fixtures installed in your home, even the most durable toilets don't last forever. But how do you know when it's time to say goodbye and install a new toilet? Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we pride ourselves on offering a full range of toilet services, including toilet installation, clogged toilet repair, and toilet replacement. Replacing an old or inefficient toilet can save you money in the long run, prevent water damage, and improve bathroom comfort. Below, we'll discuss the top signs you need to replace your toilet.

  • Old age

The average life expectancy of most toilets is between 12 and 15 years. If you've had the same toilet for more than 15 years, you should consider replacing it, even if it's working properly. Older toilets, particularly those installed before the 1990s, come with several advantages compared to their modern counterparts. One of the biggest problems with older toilets is their high water usage per flush. They can use anywhere from 3-7 gallons of water per flush. Modern toilets, by contrast, are designed to be much more water-efficient. In addition, modern toilets are aesthetically pleasing and offer more comfort.

  • Constant repairs

While not every toilet issue warrants a replacement, a toilet that is frequently in need of repairs can put a dent in your wallet. If you find yourself calling a plumber every week or two to fix your toilet, it's time to install a new toilet. The average cost of fixing a broken or clogged toilet ranges from $150 to $350 in most locations. Therefore, frequent repairs can add up, and you can save a good amount of cash if you replace a deteriorating toilet. A good plumber will assess the condition of your toilet and help you weigh the pros and cons of toilet repair vs. toilet replacement.

  • Surface damages

It is never a good sign when your toilet bowl has a lot of scratches. The main culprits behind surface damage include abrasive cleaners, mineral buildup, and everyday wear and tear. A toilet with surface damages is not only unsightly, but it can also make toilet cleaning difficult. We recommend replacing the toilet with a new and more efficient model.

  • A cracked tank

Hairline cracks can be repaired with a proper porcelain epoxy solution, but larger toilet tank cracks are a good reason to replace a toilet, especially if the toilet has surpassed the ten-year mark. A toilet tank can crack as a result of everyday wear and tear, improper installation, or overtightened bolts. Ignoring cracks on a toilet tank is a recipe for a water damage disaster. Call a plumbing repair service to install a new toilet and reduce the risk of water damage in your bathroom.

Reach Out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Toilet Replacement Services

Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers professional toilet installation and toilet replacement services for homeowners and businesses. Our toilet installers have the expertise and experience to install a wide range of toilets, including dual-flush toilets, wall-hung toilets, one-piece toilets, two-piece toilets, and many more. Call us today and schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable toilet installers.

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