Is it Time for a New Toilet?

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Is it Time for a New Toilet?

The toilet isn't a particularly fun thing to talk about, even with your plumber, but sometimes it's just gotta come up. If you've lived in the same residence for more than 10 years you're likely to begin experiencing problems with the toilet that are best resolved by simply replacing the whole fixture. While this may seem like nuisance, it can actually be a major money saving investment. Older toilets are prone to many problems and new ones can help you save time, water and money! Here's a few signs it's time to replace a toilet.

Cracked Porcelain

It is important to give your toilets a solid once over from time to time to try and spot any cracks in the porcelain. Even small, hairline cracks can mean big trouble in the near future. These cracks will only grow, and it may lead to a flood in the bathroom, thus damaging the floor, and trim. If you spot cracks, it's time for a new toilet!

Constant Clogging

A toilet that clogs more than once a week is suffering from some sort of water flow problem. While it is possible that it could be repaired it will likely be more cost effective to replace the bowl. Not only will replacing the toilet save yourself, your family or guests from embarrassment but it will save you time from having to try and unclog it on a repeated basis. There's no need to get your hands dirty!

Constant Repairs

If you are constantly having to try and replace parts in the toilet, or regularly calling a plumber to do so, you're better off installing a new one. The handle, flapper and fill valve, among other internal parts can go bad.

Save Water with a Low Flow Toilet

If not for anything else, a new toilet can help you save money and water. Low flow toilets use less than 2 gallons of water per flush, whereas older toilets use 3 to 5 gallons. Talk about saving money!

While the toilet is a relatively private matter, fixing or replacing one should be on the top of your home improvement list! For professional toilet replacement in Mount Vernon or throughout Skagit, Whatcom and Island County be sure to get in touch with Skagit Plumbing. As a full service plumber in Skagit County you can count on us for all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs in Northwest Washington! Give us a call today at (360) 854-8535 to request an appointment or an estimate!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ