As one of the foundational elements of plumbing in any home, a toilet is used virtually every day and is meant to service the home for years on end. While they’re generally very durable devices, toilets will need replacing after a long enough period of use.
At All Hours Plumbing, we’re here to help if this becomes an issue for you. Here are three telltale signs that it might be time for your toilet to be replaced.
Toilet clogs that happen very infrequently are to be expected from time to time – everyone makes a singular mistake or has a single instance of a clog arise once in a blue moon. But if a clogged toilet starts to become more common, such as on a weekly basis or even more often, this could mean an entirely different thing. It could mean your toilet has a weak flush, which will require a replacement, or it could mean a few other basic issues that signal a new toilet is needed.
Before Year 2000
At this point, if you have a toilet that was installed before the year 2000, it’s a virtual guarantee you need to have it upgraded. Older toilets have a higher risk of repair needs or weak flushing issues, and they also present a much larger risk of cracking. All this is without even discussing the money you lose on your utility bill due to the inefficiency of an older model. If your toilet is at this point in its life, it’s time to get a replacement lined up.
Plumber Called Too Often
Have you begun to notice more and more frequent calls to our plumbers than in the past? While we’re proud to offer low-cost services, even these can add up over time – if you’re regularly requiring professional repairs for your toilet, it’s often more financially prudent for you to simply replace the toilet once and for all.
For more signs that your toilet might need replacing, or to learn about any of our plumbing services, speak to the pros at All Hours Plumbing today.