When Should You Replace Your Toilet? 5 Telltale Signs

Your toilet is one of the most important elements of your home. If you notice that your toilet is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it might be time to replace it before more serious problems arise. Here are five signs that it’s time to replace your toilet:

Leaky Toilet

Leaking toilets can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. This can cause damage to your home, and even worse, the toilet may overflow. Here are some signs that you may need to replace your toilet:

  • You hear gurgling noises when you flush it.
  • There is a noticeable pressure drop when flushing or running water through the system.
  • The tank won’t fill up all the way (or only fills up halfway).

You Deal With Frequent Clogs

If you find that your toilet is clogging up more often than it used to, there’s a good chance that it may be time for a replacement. The reasons for this vary, but they can include an inefficient flushing system or a poorly designed bowl.

If the water level in your toilet bowl has dropped below its normal height and is no longer deep enough to cover the entire flush valve, then your toilet may be experiencing some problems with its flushing system. Suppose you see any signs of leaking on the floor around the base of your toilet or in other parts of your bathroom where water lines are connected. In that case, it could mean that there are cracks in these areas which will eventually lead to leaking problems over time—and perhaps even some mold growth as well!

Your Toilet is Over a Decade Old

If your toilet is over a decade old, it’s time to replace it. As toilets age, they tend to get clogged and leak. This can be an issue if you have a septic system. It’s also important to replace your toilet because older toilets use more water than newer ones do and can waste as much as $100 per year on your water bill alone!

Inefficient Flushing

If you have noticed that your toilet is not flushing properly, it may be time to replace the tank. This typically occurs when the tank’s flapper or fill valve wears out, which can happen after many years of use. As a result, water will be wasted on each flush because of how inefficiently it’s being used.

If you find yourself having to repeatedly flush your toilet for it to work properly and empty its contents into the drain line, this is another sign that you should look into replacing your toilet. If this happens regularly over several months or longer periods of time—and there isn’t anything wrong with any other part of your bathroom—it could mean that something inside has worn out and needs replacing.

Frequent Repairs

It might be time for a replacement if you’ve been repairing your toilet with repeated trips to the hardware store. Leaky and clogged toilets can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month, which adds up to thousands of dollars in wasted resources over the life of your home. Replacing an old toilet with a new one is one way to combat this problem and save money at the same time.

Contact Us

If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, contact a professional to do the job. At Maffei  Services, we’re here to help you figure out the best solution. Contact us for more information.

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