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Ask Art: Is It Time To Replace My Toilet?

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There is no doubt that one of the most used features in any home is the toilet. While having one or more toilets in your home is essential, it is even more crucial to have working toilets. Quite often, it is easy for people to overlook proper toilet maintenance. If you are reading this, you may be asking yourself, “When should I replace my toilet?” You’ve come to the right place! The plumbing experts at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric are here to explain the top reasons you may need to replace your toilet!

When Should I Replace My Toilet?

Not all toilets are created equal, but many of the issues that may require you to replace your toilet are the same.

Some of the more common reasons include:

  • Constant Clogs

    Let’s face it, toilet clogs will happen, but they shouldn’t happen often. If you have a toilet that clogs more than once a week, it could be time to find a replacement. You should also take note of clogs that seem to happen at odd times. Random clogs could also indicate issues with your pipes. Calling an expert to inspect, such as Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, is the best way to determine the problem.

  • Frequent Repairs

    If you’ve had to call a plumber to repair your toilet multiple times to fix leaks or other issues, it could be time to replace your toilet. One of the biggest downfalls of relying on a plumber is that their bills add up! Often, the price of repairs will be higher than buying a new toilet.

    Another major issue that comes with significant repairs is home damages. Leaks and other plumbing problems can challenge the integrity of your floorboards. If you are ready to ditch the repairs, call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to do a comprehensive inspection and decide if your toilet requires replacement.

  • Old Age

    While a toilet can last up to 50 years under average use, the Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandated that any toilet built before 1994 and holds more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush be replaced. Not only are older toilets less water-efficient, but they are also more expensive to run and can result in costly, more frequent repairs. Many people find the dual-flush options most optimal when replacing their toilet as they offer separate flushing technologies for both liquid and solid waste. Our experts at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric are more than happy to help you find your throne! You should also take things like types of toilets and seat height into consideration.

  • Wobbling Base

    Not all signs that it’s time to replace your toilet are as visible as others. It could mean several things if you notice a rocking or wobbling motion while sitting on the toilet. It’s as easy as having a plumbing professional ensure all the bolts and screws are correctly tightened in many instances. However, if the issue continues, it could mean your floor is suffering from water damage due to a slow leak. If you suspect this is the issue, it is critical to hire a plumber to diagnose the problem and resolve it. Replacing your toilet is often the best way to solve a slow leak.

  • Visual Damages

    While it is more critical to replace your toilet if it suffers from any of the above issues, many also replace it for cosmetic reasons. Over time, the porcelain can become pitted or even chipped from routine cleaning and maintenance. These scratches make it more challenging to keep the toilet sanitary. People also often replace their toilets when completing bathroom renovations to suit their style and needs better.

Replacing Your Toilet with Art Plumbing, AC & Electric

As with any plumbing issue, it is critical to call professionals when deciding to replace your toilet. Not only can the experts at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric diagnose any problems you may be having with your commode, but they can also help you decide the right course of action. If you are considering replacing your toilet for cosmetic or functional reasons, call us at 1-800-475-1504 or schedule service online today!

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