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When Should I Replace My Toilet?

A toilet in a residential bathroom.

Your toilet has probably been with you for many years, but it’s not meant to last forever. Toilets are fixtures that no one really pays attention to until something goes wrong, but your toilet plays an integral role in your home’s plumbing system. As a homeowner, you probably expect your toilet to be of use for many years to come, but every toilet, no matter how old or new, will eventually see its final days of life.

If you’ve had the same toilet as when you first moved into your home 20 years ago, it’s probably seen better days. There are some obvious signs that toilets give off that will make you realize you’re in need of a replacement, and Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to share them. If you think it’s about time you replace your toilet, keep on reading!

Old Age

Like we said, if the toilet you use every day is the same toilet as when you moved into your home years ago, it might be time to say your goodbyes. While the fixture itself might look fine, its inner workings in your plumbing system might not be as efficient. The difference between older toilet models and newer versions is that the more modern, updated toilets are much water and energy efficient, which can save you money on your water bills.

Constantly Running

Does the sound of a constantly running toilet keep you up at night? If so, it’s time you consider getting it repaired. It’s normal to hear your toilet run for a minute or two after you flush, but if the running noise is nonstop, there’s an issue. While a running toilet doesn’t necessarily mean you need a replacement, it should be fixed as soon as possible because a running toilet wastes water. Sometimes you just need to wiggle the flapper valve, but that only works temporarily in most cases. If you find yourself needing to do this once a week, speak with a team member at Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air who can offer a solution.

It Wobbles

It can be quite alarming when you sit down on your porcelain throne to find that it’s unsteady or wobbling from side to side. Although this could simply mean a few bolts need to be tightened, it’s still a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. If tightening the bolts isn’t the problem, then you might have damage in your floor where the foundation of the toilet stands, which requires professional help. Either way, Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to help with repairs.

You’ve Become the Household Plumber

If you find yourself in the bathroom every other weekend trying to fix the newest toilet issue you have, it’s definitely time to give our team a call at (803) 310-6262. While toilets might seem simple to fix, they have many components, such as the flush valve, tank lever, and filler tube, that might become overwhelming if you aren’t used to being the handy man around the house. If your weekends are spent trying to fix the toilet rather than enjoying some fun activities with the family, you should start listening to that little voice in your head that’s probably telling you to replace your toilet.

Frequent Clogs

Every household has the common plunger, and most toilet clogs really aren’t that serious. However, if you’re plunging your toilet multiple times a week and it’s not from your children flushing their new toy accidentally, then you have a toilet problem. Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air can help determine if there’s a clog in your pipes that your plunger can’t quite reach, or if the time for a new toilet has finally come.

A malfunctioning toilet is a serious inconvenience, but Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air is your go-to team for fast and efficient toilet repairs. If you think it’s finally time to say goodbye to your toilet, give us a call at (803) 310-6262 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your service.