Know When to Repair and When to Replace Your Toilet

When to Repair

Toilets are meant to last you a long time, but with proper care and maintenance. If you notice a problem, try to find out what is causing it, and if you can’t find it, then call a professional.

The Toilet Is Running

A running toilet is when water from the tank is continuously running into the bowl.

There are a few ways to figure out what is causing your toilet to run. Test the flapper by pushing down on it until the water stops running. If it does, this means your flapper is not sealing correctly and should be replaced.

The Toilet Won’t Flush

If this happens, then the following could be some of the reasons:

  • A clog
  • Not enough water in the tank
  • A faulty flapper
  • A broken lift chain

These are easy repairs that will have you back up and running asap.

The Water Level Is Low

Whether in the tank or in the bowl, your water levels should remain consistent. If you notice lower than normal levels, check the tank shut-off valve to make sure it was not accidentally closed.

If the water level is low in the bowl, you may have a partial clog, which can be easily identified by a plumbing expert. If you are noticing a lower water level, and water on the sides of your toilet, or on the floor, this could be a sign of a more serious issue.

When to Replace

1. Your Toilet Requires Constant Repairs

If you’re constantly having to fix toilet issues, that can become a costly and time-consuming problem. If you are frequently and consistently running into the same problem, or even multiple problems, a new toilet is the best option.

2. The Toilet is Always Blocked

Have you noticed that more and more often, you’re having to use the plunger? If your toilet is clogging consistently, this is a sign that you should look into buying a new one.

3. Your Toilet Has A Porcelain Crack or Scratches

Porcelain cracks, or even what seem to be superficial scratches, can actually be a big warning sign that you need to replace your toilet. Bacteria and dirt can build up in scratches and cracks, making it impossible to get your toilet truly clean. This gives it an increasingly dingy look which is not pleasant to behold. If you have any cracks in the porcelain, this could lead to bigger problems than dirt. A crack could expand, which could lead to leaks and water damage.

Buying a New Toilet

If you do find yourself in need of a new toilet, there are plenty of options available to you. In fact, there are so many options, it can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure what to look for.

If you need to replace your toilet, we can help!

We’re here to help.

Our professionals are highly-qualified and will walk you through the process of repairing or replacing your toilet so that you can have peace of mind.

Contact us at (305) 770-6860