Toilets are made of some pretty durable stuff. We have pottery that’s thousands of years old in museums, and the ceramic of your toilet will likely outlive you unless it’s smashed or accidentally broken. But there’s more to a toilet than just the bowl, so even if you keep it clean and well maintained, you’ll likely replace your toilet at least once. So what are some signs that it’s time to opt for a new porcelain throne?
We’re not talking about a toilet that is just constantly running (which is annoying and wastes water, but is also usually easy to fix), we mean a real leak: from the toilet onto the floor. Toilets can leak from the bowl or the tank, and often homeowner don’t even notice until the toilet becomes wobbly because the floor is beginning to rot away. Worse, even if you know realize your toilet is leaking, it can be very difficult to find the leak and fix it. Call your local Calgary plumber, and we’ll take a look and let you know whether the leak can be found and fixed. If not, the best thing you can do is repair your floor and replace the toilet. Otherwise, it’ll likely continue leaking forever.
It’s Constantly Clogged.
There are few things more annoying than needing to use the washroom just to discover your teenager plugged it earlier and left it for you to deal with. If you have a toilet that’s constantly clogged, it may be time to replace it. We suggest buying a toilet with an elongated bowl. They’re easier to clean and more comfortable. Also, invest in dual flush system. This will let you save water when it’s just a number 1, and give you the water pressure you need to flush away number 2.
Did you know that toilet regulations have changed in the last couple decades? The toilets from the 80s commonly used 8 gallons (over 30L!) of water per flush. In comparison, most modern toilets use just over a gallon and a half, or roughly 6L. That’s a huge difference, and you’ll feel the change on your utility bill. And, not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be helping the environment. For once, being green is a win-win!
Replacing a toilet may seem like a big hassle, but homeowners often win in the long run. The new toilets are more efficient, and the two-button system lets you save water without worrying about the headache of regularly clogged plumbing. If you’re ready to replace your toilet, call in the experts at Plumbing Paramedics. We’d be happy to discuss your options and help you install your new throne.