When to Replace Your Toilet

How to Tell if You Need a New Toilet

Knowing when it’s time to replace your toilet can save you the hassle of dealing with a broken toilet and it can also save you from the costs of repairing your toilet and the damage it has caused.

A few things to keep in mind when you think your toilet could be on the last leg of its life include:

  • The age of the toilet
  • The condition of the porcelain bowl and base

  • Higher water bills

  • Number of repairs

We’ll go in depth to learn more about a few of these factors that contribute to the failures of your toilet over time.

High Water Bills

If you have had your toilet for decades, then it is probably time for you to switch to a newer, more efficient one. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, toilets are the biggest source of water use in your home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential water consumption. Additionally, older and inefficient toilets use as much as 6 gallons of water per flush, wasting a large portion of water.

Switching to a more efficient toilet will not only limit water waste but will lower your water bills in the process.

Frequency of Repairs

If you notice that plunging your toilet has become a weekly tradition, or you’re always at a hardware store replacing some aspect of the toilet, then it might be time for you to look into a new toilet.

When you look at the amount of money you spend repairing your toilet every other week, or even just the amount of time you spend on these projects, you will see that the money spent on replacing the toilet will be worth the loss regarding toilet cost.

Whether you have a severe leak, a cracked bowl, a massive drain blockage or you just know it’s time to upgrade your toilet, EZ Flow Plumbing can help make your plumbing problems go away.

With a decade of plumbing experience in Gilbert, Arizona we have seen it all and know how to resolve your plumbing troubles. We offer free estimates for our services and will give you a step by step walkthrough of the steps we will take to remedy your problems. Call us today or check out our website to learn more about the various services we offer!