The toilet isn't a particularly fun thing to talk about, even with your plumber, but sometimes it's just gotta come up. If you've lived in the same residence for more than 10 years you're likely to begin experiencing problems with the toilet that are best resolved by simply replacing the whole fixture. While this may seem like a nuisance, it can actually be a major money-saving investment. Older toilets are prone to many problems and new ones can help you save time, water and money! Here are a few signs it's time to replace a toilet.
It is important to give your toilets a solid once over from time to time to try and spot any cracks in the porcelain. Even small, hairline cracks can mean big trouble in the near future. These cracks will only grow, and it may lead to a flood in the bathroom, thus damaging the floor, and trim. If you spot cracks, it's time for a new toilet!
A toilet that clogs more than once a week is suffering from some sort of water flow problem. While it is possible that it could be repaired it will likely be more cost-effective to replace the bowl. Not only will replacing the toilet save yourself, your family, or guests from embarrassment but it will save you time from having to try and unclog it on a repeated basis. There's no need to get your hands dirty!
If you are constantly having to try and replace parts in the toilet, or regularly calling a plumber to do so, you're better off installing a new one. The handle, flapper, and fill valve, among other internal parts, can go bad.
Save Water with a Low Flow Toilet
If not for anything else, a new toilet can help you save money and water. Low flow toilets use less than 2 gallons of water per flush, whereas older toilets use 3 to 5 gallons. Talk about saving money!
While the toilet is a relatively private matter, fixing or replacing one should be at the top of your home improvement list if it's having any troubles! For professional toilet repair in Kingwood or the surrounding Texas, communities be sure to contact GAP Plumbing. Our team offers complete plumbing services! At the first sign of trouble call us at (281) 645-5406 to request plumbing service in Kingwood.