Common Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your Toilet


Common Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

March 18, 2021

Issues with your toilet can be frustrating and daunting especially if you’re not equipped with the tools to fix it. How do you know when your toilet is beyond repair and it’s time to replace it? Our guide will save you time (and water) and provide key indicators that it might be time to say farewell to your beloved commode. You can count on Best Plumbing for all your toilet needs: toilet repair, installation, maintenance, and unclogging. 

Your toilet is how old?

Having to replace something old may be obvious but some people may not be aware of how old their toilet is. On average, toilets can last up to 50 years. However, this doesn’t mean you may want to keep your 49-year-old toilet for another couple of years. Older toilets are often inefficient. You should consider switching to a newer one to save on water and money if your toilet is 25 years old. 

Crack in the tank

Cracks aren’t always super visible to the human eye. A common sign that you have a crack is that you notice puddles around the base of the toilet. If your toilet is constantly leaking water, you should examine the inside and outside of the tank to check for cracks. 

The flush is never-ending

If you flush your toilet and it continues to run for a long period of time, this means that the flapper valve doesn’t seal. A running toilet can be annoying and it also wastes water. You can often temporarily fix this by wiggling the valve or replacing the valve in the tank. While this sign isn’t an indicator to replace your whole toilet, it can be an issue if this occurs repeatedly even after replacing parts. 

It doesn’t flush at all

Every homeowner and renter’s nightmare! If your toilet won’t flush and you can’t plunge it back to life, you have a serious toilet problem. Our toilet experts at Best Plumbing are available 24/7 if this ever happens to you! 

Don’t let your toilet issues take up any more of your weekends trying to fix it. If your toilet is exhibiting a few of these signs and you find yourself always repairing it, it may be time to replace your toilet.

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