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3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

February 18, 2018 Contributor

You’ve likely had trouble with your home’s toilet at one point or another. It’s all too common to experience leaks or cracks in the tank. There are steps to take to resolve such issues. What about replacing the toilet, though? When do you opt for an entirely new fixture? Here, we’ll break down three signs that point towards a replacement.

Age

First and foremost, consider the age of your toilet. While the unit may appear fully functional, you may wish to replace an old fixture simply to save money in the long-term. If your toilet was installed during the early ‘90s or before, then consider a high-efficiency model. Back in the day, toilets used 3 gallons of water per flush. Today, regulations state that new toilets should only use 1.6 gallons per flush. If you want to save money, go for a new model!

Leaks

Leaks in a plumbing system are troublesome. Some are downright annoying. If your toilet continuously leaks, don’t spend time or money repairing the problem. You’ll only spend more money than it is worth.

At worst, leaks are signs of potential plumbing disasters. Like an old toilet, a leak will waste water. Toilets can experience both external and internal leaks, both of which are sometimes difficult to locate.

Clogs

Another frequent problem with old or broken-down toilets are clogs. A clogged toilet may occur on occasion and is often nothing to worry about. However, persistent clogs are. A regularly clogged toilet may indicate mineral deposits in the pipes. These buildups snag waste and cause constant problems.

Contact Us

If you believe it’s time for a toilet replacement, contact Reichelt Plumbing by calling (219) 322-4906 today. Our expert plumbers will help resolve your toilet troubles and help install a brand-new model for your home!

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