We know, sometimes it’s hard to remember that a toilet needs to get looked at, it’s one of those necessities that we don’t think much of… But when you tell yourself that your Toilet is going through its routine clog… Usually, that’s not normal.
If your toilet is not normal– and if your toilet is making strange noises, it might be time to consider some new alternatives like buying a new one, or getting a toilet repair.
Here are some warning signs to access before pulling out your wallet.
- Constant Toilet Clogging: If your toilet is always stopped up, you might need a new one. Many older toilets require multiple flushes and still even stop up. This issue is one that can easily be solved by getting a new toilet.
- Constant Toilet Running: If your toilet is constantly doing this, it may just need a simple repair. But, if you keep having to operate on your toilet multiple times a month, or it starting to sound like a whining child or a running creek. It might be time for a new toilet.
- Saving Money: It costs money to maintain a toilet, and nowadays many new style toilets use less water to flush. These low-flow toilets help save money and water. Most work efficiently with less water than the older toilets that use more, and if you’re quite conservative in that part of your billing, it may be time to look for a new alternative toilet.
- Constant Repairs: If you are constantly searching on Google on how to repair your toilet– and watching countless youtube videos on it and spending money on those ‘little’ repairs. Eventually, that money will add up, and paying for a one-time fee of getting a new toilet or getting it repaired by a professional could save you in the long run. It’s time to start looking at alternatives.
- Built-Up Mineral Deposits: In areas with hard water, the minerals in the water can collect in the inlet holes and siphon tube. Such buildup can keep water from flowing effectively, making the toilet inefficient. In some cases, you may be able to clear some of the deposits away by chipping at the buildup, but this step is not always successful. If the buildup gets bad enough, your toilet may need replacement.
- Age & Wobbles: If your toilet wobbles, it may be a simple problem of loose screws. A plumber can easily tighten the bolts and ensure everything is properly placed. But wobbling can also signify a bigger problem. The floor beneath the toilet may be rotting away or water damaged, so if you notice wobbling, call a professional to check it out.
You put a lot of effort into maintaining your home and ensuring everything is in working order. One of the most important systems you need to maintain is your plumbing.
When your toilet doesn’t work properly or it appears to be damaged, the ordeal can be frustrating, and it can be difficult to determine when it’s time to give in and replace the toilet entirely.
When it doubt…CALL A LOCAL PLUMBER!