You use your toilet on a daily basis, so it’s important that it’s functioning properly. Even small issues can lead to bigger problems and even bigger expenses. If you’re unsure when repair or replace your toilet, here are six signs you should look out for.
There are Cracks in the Toilet
One of the biggest causes for bathroom flooding is having a crack in the water tank of your toilet. While big cracks are easy to identify, it’s the smaller, unseen ones you’ll need to worry about. To test for smaller leaks, add some food colouring into the water tank and wait a few minutes. If you see the colourful liquid coming from the tank then you’ve just found the crack site.
It’s More than 50 Years Old
The average lifespan of a toilet is 50 years, so if your toilet is getting close to that mark or has surpassed it, then it’s time to upgrade to a newer model.
It’s Constantly Clogged
While an occasional clog in your toilet is normal every once in a while, especially when it’s overloaded, it’s the clogs that occur at least once a week you should worry about. It’s usually a sign of a bigger problem, as older toilets don’t have the same water flow as modern plumbing when it’s time to flush. Consider having a new toilet installed if you’re reaching for the plunger every few days.
You Have High Water Bills
Have you noticed that your water bills are higher than normal? That might be thanks to an old or running toilet, as newer models use less water with every flush in comparison. As less water usage leads to a cheaper water bill, it might be in your best interest for the long haul to replace our toilet now.
It Needs Frequent Repairs
If you’re spending money constantly trying to fix your toilet every few months, that’s money you could have spent on a brand new toilet. Save yourself the headache and replace your toilet entirely instead of wasting money on repairs that don’t work.
It Feels Wobbly
It’s not normal for your toilet to wobble from side to side. If it’s unstable, call your local plumber immediately to determine what’s wrong. It could simply be a case of having to tighten a few bolts or the floor beneath your toilet could be completely rotten and falling apart. For your safety, call in the professionals just in case it’s something serious.
At Aslan Plumbing, we offer our customers, both residential and commercial, high-quality plumbing services at an affordable price. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, our plumbers conduct services that include the installation, repair or replacement of piping systems and hot or cold water lines, as well as unclog toilets and drain lines, and offer 24-hour emergency plumbing assistance. Give us a call to book an appointment and visit our website to get a free job estimate.