Toilet problems are common, but when do too many problems become a sign to replace your toilet? There is no exact age on how long a toilet will last, but there are some key instances to look for that are costing you more than you would like. If you are thinking it is time for a new toilet, here are some signs to look for in your current setup. S&B Plumbing is available to help with toilet repairs and new toilet installation to help keep your home fully functional.
1- Constant Clogging
A clogged toilet puts a wrench in your plans and obviously makes it hard to use your home properly. If your toilet is hard to unclog with a plunger, it can be a sign of a bigger underlying issue. Clogged toilets are uncomfortable, smelly, and time-consuming, so if you are finding yourself constantly unclogging, it may be time for a new toilet.
S&B Plumbing can help unclog stubborn toilets and help you diagnose the problem and work to give you a permanent solution.
When the entire toilet starts to wobble when you sit on it or move it, this could be a sign that it is time for a new toilet. Wobbling can cause damage to your toilet, unconnected pipes, and discomfort. A wobbling toilet can mean that it is coming uncaulked from the floor and is just wearing out from years of use. Besides damage to the toilet, wobbling can damage your flooring or lead to leakage which can cause you to make more repairs than necessary.
Wobbling toilets may just be a sign of loose screws, but if tightening the screws does not fix the problem, you may need to replace the toilet or the flooring around it.
3- Inefficient Flushing
If your toilet keeps running or wastes a lot of water, you could benefit from replacing it with a more efficient one. The average toilet uses around 3 to 5 gallons of water with each flush, so a more water-efficient modern toilet will help you to save some money on your water bill. While the toilet itself may be in great condition, if you are spending more money on water than you had planned, an energy-efficient one may be worth the money.
4- Damages To The Surface And Bowl
Scratches, dents, rust, cracks, and other damage to your toilet may lead to more problems down the line. Not only can it cause issues, but cosmetically, your toilet will look old and unclean with so much damage. It can make it difficult to clean and upkeep with so many openings to try and remove dust and debris. When you are cleaning more often than you would like, it is time for a new toilet.
5- Mineral Deposits
If your area has hard water, you may find that your toilet experiences a lot of build-up of minerals. This hard water and other minerals that fill the water in your town can cause the pipes and bowls to clog and limit your toilet’s function. Minerals can be scrapped and you can help your toilet to flow better, but this may not completely solve the issue and will lead you to replace the toilet.
6- Constant Repairs
When any part of your home is constantly needing repairs, you will find yourself spending more money than if you just replaced the appliance. Repairing anything in your home multiple times can lead to frustration and high costs so this is a key sign that it is time for a new toilet. When your toilet doesn’t seem to work long enough for you to use it, this can be the perfect opportunity for a new toilet. Replacing home necessities like this is important if you want your home to be comfortable to live in.
Work With S&B Plumbing
S&B Plumbing has been working to perfect our craft over the years. We have become a trusted household name in Utah and are proud to serve all sizes of homes. Whether you are needing emergency plumbing, new piping for a remodel, or restoration in an older rental home, our technicians are prepared to serve you.
Knowing when it’s time for a new toilet can be made easier by working with our skilled plumbers. We can give you expert advice and help improve the functionality of your home. Having a top-performing plumbing system helps make life easier and daily functioning better. Work with our team to improve all your plumbing needs in Utah today!