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How Do I Know When It Is Time to Replace A Toilet?

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Plumber replacing broken toilet in a washroom A leaking toilet can have many causes and should be addressed to prevent water damage to your property

What Are the Signs That It's Time To Replace My Toilet?

Toilets are highly reliable bathroom appliances that can last up to 15 years in Lyons, CO.  Throughout the course of its life, it may need smaller repairs, such as:

  • Float adjusting
  • Fixing broken chains
  • Changing the flapper

If it is so reliable, how do you know when it is time to replace a toilet? A leaking toilet is not always a sign that it needs to be replaced. Here are a few indications that fixing a toilet's parts will not be sufficient.

There are Cracks in the Ceramic Toilet

If your toilet has cracks, you may need to replace it entirely. When they are noticed in time, cracks can be filled before they spread. Cracks that spread and begin to leak, however, are irreparable and are an indication that the entire toilet should be replaced. If the leak has caused substantial water damage to your property, contact a water damage restoration service to help clean it up and restore your property.

The Toilet is Old

The durability of a toilet can be a con if it means your toilet is too old. Regulations for toilets have changed over the years. You should replace an old toilet if it is over 25 years in age to meet the regulation of 1.6 gallons per flush.

Parts Continue to Break

If you find yourself having to continuously replace toilet parts, it may be a sign that it has reached the end of its lifespan. Likewise, a crack on your toilet that spreads even after you have filled it is a clear sign that you should replace your toilet. A leaking toilet that does not stop spreading water to your floor is a hazard and should be replaced.

A leaking toilet can have many causes and should be addressed to prevent water damage to your property. Whether you need toilet repair or replacement services, contact a plumber to get the job done.

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