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Is It Time To Replace Your Toilet?

Posted on: September 11, 2014

The life expectancy of a toilet can vary, but there comes a point in time when replacing it is the better solution.   How do you know when it’s time to replace your toilet?  We’ve gathered some of the most common signs that can happen and could potentially lead you to replacing your toilet.

  1. Cracks can occur either in the tank or the bowl, and often they’re hard to spot.  If the crack goes unnoticed, it can turn into a flood of water in a matter of time.  A simple way to detect a leak is to pour a few drops of food coloring in the tank.  Wait a few minutes—if you start to see food coloring come through the bowl, this is a sign you have a leak that could be caused from the crack.
  2. Who doesn’t love to save money and water?  If you invest in a water-saving toilet, you can save quite a bit on your water bill every year.  By installing a high-efficiency toilet, it will use less than 2 gallons of water per flush, which is significantly less than a three or five gallon flush toilet.  Water rates aren’t going down any time soon, so it may be best to invest in a dual flush or low flow toilet.
  3. If the cost of the repair is close to the cost of a replacement, it’s smarter to invest in a brand new toilet.  If you’ve had the same toilet repaired multiple times throughout the years, you should consider replacing the entire unit.
  4. A toilet that constantly clogs often indicates that it’s time for a new toilet.  If you have an older, low-flush toilet, it may require more than one flush and it might clog often.  It’s a wise decision to upgrade your toilet so you don’t waste your time plunging after every use.

When you call Len The Plumber, we will send one of our certified technicians to assess your situation.  After he fully diagnoses and evaluates the issue, he will give you multiple options for repair and/or replacement.  If replacement is the better solution, they will give you your options that include a variety of models.  In fact, depending on what type of toilet you choose, we can replace it on the same day we service you—this even includes removing and disposing your old toilet.  Don’t let that pesky toilet give you any more trouble!  Give us a call today or schedule a service online—Same Day Service, 7 Days A Week.

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