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When Is It Time To Replace Your Toilet?

August 5th, 2016 | Toilet & Fixture

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

A toilet is the most important bathroom fixture in your home. While its use can vary depending upon how many people are in your household, it’s not something you could do without for even a day. But as essential as it is to everyday life, one rarely thinks about their commode until something goes wrong. You might be able to go without the sink or shower for a few days, but a toilet is essential – and if it stops working, for whatever reason, there’s no putting off repairs.

Has your toilet needed repairs more than once in the last year? Did it simply need replacement parts or was the repair more involved? Some models can last as long as 50 years, but the life expectancy of a toilet varies depending on several factors. If your toilet has seen better days and is constantly needing a plumber’s attention, it might be time to search for a replacement.

We’ve put together a list of warning signs that might indicate you need a new toilet:

  • Recurring Clogs
  • Frequent Repairs
  • Leaks
  • Wobbling/Unsteadiness
  • Constant Running
  • Cracks in the Tank
  • Water Waste
  • Replacement Parts No Longer Available
  • Uncomfortable to Use

Experiencing These Issues?

If you have been experiencing any of these problems with your current toilet, you should call a plumbing professional to assess the fixture and discuss possible options. You might not need a new toilet, but being proactive about it could save you both time and money.

There are a variety of modern, low-flow designs on the market that use less than two gallons of water per flush and are more ergonomic for superior comfort. A new model will cost anywhere from $100 to $500, while more sophisticated fixtures can run into the high thousands. Are you tired of paying for constant repairs? Moffett Plumbing & Air can help with complete fixture installation. If you live in Orange County, we recommend you give us a call or send us a message. We’d love to be of assistance to you!

Moffett Plumbing & Air is a full-service, family owned & operated plumbing & HVAC company based out of Orange, CA. Follow our blog for valuable homeowner tips, and updates from your favorite team of plumbing professionals.