Is it Time to Replace Your Toilet
Toilets can last a long time, even decades, however sometimes it makes more sense to install a new one instead of repairing your old one.
Is Your Toilet Damaged or Old?
Minor repairs such as replacing the flapper on your toilet are just a normal part of home maintenance and don’t typically warrant replacing your toilet. However if you find yourself with a worn flapper and other items such as a fill valve seal, flange and maybe a broken flush lever and tank handle it may be time to consider replacing the toilet. It would probably be more cost effective.
If you have cracks in the bowl or tank it would probably be a good idea to replace the toilet since they can’t be completely repaired and you are at risk for a flood in your bathroom if they break open.
If you experience frequent clogs in your toilet replacing it is a great practical way to solve that problem. The newer low-flush toilets are much better at using less water and still getting the job done.
It is Time to Make Some Improvements
Performance and Damage to your toilet is not the only reason you may want to replace it. Older toilets can be using as much as 6 gallons of water each time you flush. The new toilets use just 1.6 gallons and some low-flow models use only 1.28 gallons. The newer models are much less likely to clog too. Upgrading your toilet to a newer model will lower your water bill and also is better on the environment.
Even if your toilet is in perfect condition, it can still be uncomfortable to use if the height or bowl size and shape aren’t ideal for you. You can solve this problem by switching to a model with a more comfortable design.
If you are renovating your bathroom you really should replace your toilet at that time. This will allow you ensure everything matches, is new and clean and environmentally friendly.
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