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Is it Time to Replace Your Toilet?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 am

Bathroom plumbing is never anything fun to think about, particularly if you suspect you might have a problem with it. Unfortunately, ignoring potential problems can lead to expensive, messy issues. While it might be unpleasant to think about, your toilet is as important as any other appliance in your home and should be treated as such. But how do you know when it’s time to contact a professional plumber to replace your toilet?

Cracks in Your Toilet Tank

Are you noticing a puddle of water around your toilet? While this may be a simple leak, it could be the sign of something more ominous. There could be cracks in your toilet tank, which is something that may be repaired, but could also be a sign that it’s time for replacement.

Don’t be fooled if your toilet is still working properly. A toilet that still flushes well, isn’t clogging up, and isn’t constantly running may still have cracks or other issues—it’s better to be safe than sorry and at least have it looked at.

Your Toilet Is Aging

Aging toilets are naturally going to work less efficiently than newer ones, which will eventually reflect on your water bill. Advancements even in the past few years have resulted in toilets of which use significantly less water.

In fact, current federal law requires that residential toilets that are manufactures and sold in the U.S. after January of 1994 use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, and some newer toilets use even less than that. If your toilet hasn’t been replaced since that time, it may very well be time to consider a replacement.

Your Toilet Is Wobbly

Is your toilet unsteady? You may just need to have some bolts tightened, which is a fairly easy fix. However, it could also mean that a leak or some other problem has caused the floor underneath to become damaged or start rotting, which requires professional repair. Call a professional plumber right away if you discover this issue.

For bathroom plumbing services in Olympia, WA, call Brooks Plumbing Co. today.

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