Here is a truth that is nearly impossible to accept; your toilet won’t last forever and you may need to replace it someday. Whether your toilet suffers a catastrophe or just succumbs to Father Time, sometimes they just have to be replaced. And it is a sad occasion, kind of like losing a longtime friend.

But unless your toilet literally breaks, it is hard to tell when and if you need a new one. So we have taken the time to do some research and discover the signs that your toilet needs to be replaced. American Drain Co., your drain cleaner in Los Angeles, offers signs it is time to replace your toilet.



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.


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.


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.