The toilet is often used and rarely inspected – so it can be tough to know exactly when to say “So long, John!” and replace your toilet. But there are signs, and if you want to keep a healthy, and efficient home, while also avoiding any plumbing disasters, you’ll want to know when it’s time to replace your toilet!
Coming from the professionals that Pittsburgh homeowners trust for all their plumbing needs, Here’s what you need to know about identifying a toilet that needs replacing.
A toilet usually works great until it doesn’t unless you know what to look out for. If you have noticed any of the following signs or symptoms related to your toilet, you’ll want to start planning toilet replacement with a professional plumber.
As porcelain ages and your toilet gets used continually over the years, it can develop cracks. These cracks are not only a structural concern (nobody wants to break a toilet when they go to do their business…), but they can also become a trap for bacteria. Cracked toilets should be replaced!
Sometimes cracks can be accompanied by leaks, and older toilets may no longer connect to the related plumbing pipes as they should, causing leaks. Call a plumber about a leaky toilet to learn if toilet repair or replacement is necessary.
Older toilets, or toilets that have not been properly installed and secured, may become wobbly over time. If you feel your toilet wobble, it may be time for a replacement.
Plumbing pipes, fittings, and appliances can accumulate waste material and deposits over time that constrict the flow of water. This can lead to more frequent clogs, which is never an issue anyone wants to “plunge” into.
Signs of some common mechanical issues with toilets is a weak flush, which could be caused by a clogged toilet bowl or a malfunctioning flapper valve. Another issue is a constantly running toilet, which may be caused by a faulty fill valve or a leaky flapper valve. If you have had more than one of these issues in a year, it will quickly become more cost effective to replace your toilet.
If you’re looking for reliable plumbing services in Pittsburgh to help improve your home’s performance, lower your water waste and associated bills, and even enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom, look no further than Calfo Home Services. Our team of experts can help you choose the perfect toilet for your home, and ensure your new fixture is installed with precision and care, maximizing your benefits and providing you with long-lasting results.