Knowing when to swap out an old toilet is a question we get asked with increasing frequency.
There is more to consider than simply whether a toilet has stood the test of fashion. Water costs and impact on the environment are now considerations for homeowners. Wear and tear on bathroom fixtures in the Kitchener-Waterloo region mean a shorter life span for – due to the hard water deposits that form due to the high mineral content in our water supply.
Here are our top five reasons to change your toilet:
1) Cracked Porcelain
Porcelain can crack at any time. If you have a hairline crack, it’s best to change out your toilet as soon as possible. If that turns into a bigger crack when nobody is home, you may be looking at expensive repairs and extensive damage to your home.
The best time to inspect your toilet for cracks is when you are cleaning it. Remember to inspect both the bowl AND the water tank.
2) Chipped or Scratched Porcelain
We’ve seen it all! People drop coins, phones and even frying pans into toilets. If the porcelain comes into contact with a metal surface, often it will chip. Consider replacing your toilet in this case as the protective coating on the clay will be removed. There is a possibility for the toilet to absorb water and liquids at this point.
Scratches are more common. Over the years, the porcelain is worn away due to cleaning. If your toilet seems to require more cleaning, this may be the cause – scratched surfaces are more difficult to keep clean.
3) When You’re Ready To Save Money
Newer toilets have lower volumes of water in their tank reservoirs. If you want to save on your water bill, considering getting a ‘low flush’ style toilet. Over the course of a year, you will notice the savings.
4) Frequent Plunging Required
If you are noticing that you have reach for your plunger more and more, then perhaps it’s time to consider replacement. Oftentimes older toilets become more susceptible to blockages.
5) When Things Don’t Match
Luckily for homeowners, toilets are easy to swap out. Chasles Plumbing Professionals have the process down to a simple science. Call us to book your appointment to remove, reseal and replace your toilet fixtures.
Call or contact us for more information.