Your porcelain throne is rather sturdy, but like all things, it can break or become otherwise damaged. And just because the crack doesn’t cause a leak, it is time to replace your toilet nonetheless.
Eventually, a crack in your toilet will lead to leaking, and then you have that damage to consider. It is best if you don’t wait and get a new toilet right away.
IT’S ALWAYS RUNNING
There are a few potential causes when your toilet is continually running. Sometimes all you need is a new kit to install in the tank. This is a relatively easy task that is inexpensive. If that doesn’t do the trick, it could be a deep-seated problem that either requires a plumber or a new toilet.
A wobbly toilet could be a simple fix. If the toilet wobbles because the base screws are loose, tightening them up should set things right again. But this isn’t always the reason why a toilet wobbles.
Your toilet could be wobbling because there is water damage under the base. This may not necessarily mean you need to replace the toilet, but you will certainly have to have the water damage fixed.
IT GETS CLOGGED A LOT
Toilet clogs are never fun. The occasional toilet clog will happen and it shouldn’t mean much of anything. However, if your toilet is getting clogged quite often, it might be time to get a new one. Older toilets tend to get more clogs when the interior gets worn down.
If your toilet is old, getting a new one will save water. In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency noticed just how wasteful toilets were. They created an act that requires residential toilets to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.
Some modern toilets use less than half that amount of water. But one thing is for sure; your old toilet uses a ridiculous amount of water per flush. Not only is this wasteful, but it also costs you more money. If you want to do the environment a favor while saving on your water bill, get a modern toilet to replace that inefficient and wasteful one you have now.
If it is time to replace one of the toilets in your house, give American Drain Co. a call and we will send a professional to help.