4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

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Wondering if it’s time to upgrade to a new toilet? Here are our top 4 signs that it’s time to replace your toilet.


It’s Clogging Often

If you find yourself reaching for the plunger all the time, there is probably something wrong with your toilet. This could be because of badly clogged pipes or outdated, worn out hardware. If you’re toilet is clogging regularly, have a plumber inspect it. They can let you know what is causing the problem and if it is time to replace your toilet or not.

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You’re Getting it Repaired Frequently

If you find yourself having to get your toilet repaired often, that is a good sign that it’s time to cut your losses and replace it. You’ll spend less money having a new toilet installed than repeatedly having your old toilet repaired until it eventually breaks down past repair.


There are Cracks & Scratches

If you notice hairline cracks in the porcelain, it’s time for a new toilet. These seemingly harmless cracks can become a big problem suddenly and without warning. A porcelain crack can easily lead to a major flood, so we recommend replacing your toilet before it comes to that.

Surface scratches are less serious, but can still be an indicator that you’re ready for a new toilet. The more surface scratches your toilet gets, the harder it is to properly clean. You want to feel good about the cleanliness of your toilet, so once you find yourself being unable to thoroughly clean it, it’s time for an upgrade.


The Toilet is Wobbly

If you notice that your toilet wobbles or feels loose, never ignore it. A wobbly toilet may be due to something that’s a quick fix, like a loose bolt, but it can be indicative of major problems such as a leak and water damage under the floor. If this is the case, you will likely need to replace your toilet and may need repairs done to your floor, depending on the extent of the damage.

Ready to replace your toilet or need some repairs done? Trust Butler Plumbing, Heating & Gasfitting every time! Call today at 780-432-3947


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