It’s been one of the most crucial part of your home and family since you were born. It served a basic need and was durable for years. You must be wondering what we are talking about, well… its not your faithful dog or any of your trusted friends – we are talking about your toilet.
In a year, an average person flushes a toilet about 2000 times. Thus, you can estimate how long a toilet can last for, particularly in large families. After serving its people for years and years, there comes a time when you need to realize that it’s time to replace your toilet. But, when and how you will come to know that it’s time to say goodbye to your old toilet. Our plumbing services Toronto have summed up a few points that can help homeowners in deciding the right time for saying goodbye to their toilets.
Possible Signs That You Should Replace Your Toilet
Want to Save Water and Money
If you have a busy household, slight extra expenses can significantly shake your monthly budget. The toilets on an average use a quarter of all the home’s water supply. This can drive up your monthly water bills particularly during holidays when everyone is home. Newer toilets are designed to minimize the water wastage as they only use 1.6 gallons per flush, whereas the traditional toilets use around 6 to 7 gallons of water per flush. Now, you can estimate how much extra water bills you are paying if you still have that classic toilet system. If you put aside the toilet replacement costs, the new toilet can save you a lot of water and money in the long term.
Current Toilet Clogging Frequently
Sometimes your toilet itself tells you that it’s ready for retirement, but people generally avoid such signs. The most common sign of your toilet’s retirement is when it starts clogging too frequently, once a week or more. In such condition, it is advised to switch to a newer toilet model that uses less water and clear more easily.
Cracks in the Porcelain
Make sure to check the toilet tank for any signs of thin cracks. They are generally hard to notice. But, you need to check the porcelain meticulously as minor hairline fracture can develop into bigger cracks. Cracks in the bowl are an advance warning that you might end up finding the toilet leaking onto the bathroom floor.
Replacement is More Cost-Effective Than Fixing
The cost of fixing your traditional toilets sometimes become a costly affair and you are left with replacement alternative. Toilet repair requires a considerable amount of time, labor and money. If your toilet is demanding frequent repairs, it is advised to switch to a newer model immediately.
Above are some of the ideal tips for homeowners who couldn’t judge the retirement age of their toilets.Consult our plumbers at Santos Water if you need some advice on when to replace your old toilets.
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