How to Know When It's Time for a New Toilet

Person Lifting Toilet Seat

Does your toilet look outdated? Is it not running efficiently as it did before? If you’ve been living in your house for many years, this is no surprise at all!

Just like any other part of your house, your toilet and its mechanical components will wear out over time. From cracks and leaks to frequent repairs and noisy tanks, we’ll share some of the most common signs of an outdated toilet so you’ll know when it’s time to replace it with a new one

1. Requires Too Many Repairs

A few minor repairs here and there is normal. However, if you notice that there are too many parts that need to be replaced or repaired, you might want to consider replacing the entire toilet completely. The cost of frequent repairs will rack up over time so it’s a wiser and often cheaper choice to invest in a brand new toilet.

2. Frequent Clogging and Overflowing

Are you plunging your toilet more than once a week due to random clogs? Are you tired of cleaning up after an overflowing toilet? Sometimes, outdated flushing mechanisms can contribute to these problems and replacing your toilet for a new one may resolve this. What’s even better is that these newer model toilets can also help you save money on your water bill too.

3. Presence of Cracks

Seemingly harmless cracks in your tank or bowl can turn into bigger problems in the long run, especially if they cause leakage. We recommend inspecting your toilet carefully whenever you clean it to check for any signs of cracks and leaks. If you do notice a crack, consider calling a reputable plumbing company to replace the toilet instead of waiting for it to potentially cause further damage. The worst thing that can happen is that it breaks and injures you while you are using it.

4. Hissing or Trickling Sound in the Tank

Be on the look out for trickling or hissing sounds from the tank. While this problem can sometimes be solved by simply fixing the stuck float in the tank or adjusting the refill tube, you know you have a bigger problem if doing so doesn't resolve the issue.

What you may need to do is to replace the fill valve or ballcock assembly, as well as other parts of the toilet. As mentioned earlier, if you find yourself having to replace too many components, it might be more practical to upgrade your whole toilet instead.

Final Thoughts

No matter how well you try to maintain your toilet through regular cleaning, wear and tear on appliances are inevitable. So if you think you’ve reached the point where your toilet needs to be replaced, it is best to call the most trusted plumbers in Las Vegas - Rebel Refrigeration, A/C, and Plumbing. If you are ready to revamp your bathroom, get in touch with us today and let us help you! Give us a call at (702) 766-9436 or contact us here.

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