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Do You Need Toilet Replacement? Here’s How to Know
Chances are that you don’t give your toilet a second thought until something goes wrong. You rely on your toilet every day, which is why you need a professional you can rely on should something go wrong. Here are the most common signs to watch for that say it’s time to replace that old commode.
- Cracks in the Tank
Do you notice water puddles around the base of the toilet? If so, it could be worse than a leak: it could be cracks in the tank. When the tank is cracked, you’re much better off replacing it than trying to repair it.
It doesn’t matter if your toilet works appropriately; if you’ve had the same one for decades, you should consider upgrading to a new model. Old toilets –– even if they’re working –– use more water per flush than new models, which means you’re spending more money on your water bill than you have to. Today’s toilets have plenty of flushing power while using less water, which means you save money every time you use it.
- Toilet Wobbles
A wobbling toilet isn’t normal, so if you find your toilet is unsteady every time you sit down, call a plumber as soon as possible for repairs. It could be something as simple as a bolt that needs tightened, or it could be that the floor underneath is rotting.
- Frequent Repairs
If you find that you’re calling the plumber to repair your toilet more frequently, you’re better off putting that money towards a new toilet than to continue throwing it away on a model that needs replacing.
Call one of our expert technicians for a consultation to find out if you can get by with a toilet repair or if you need a new toilet installation.
Tips for Getting a Perfect New Toilet Installation
Putting in a new toilet might seem like a no-brainer; however, there are plenty of things to consider before making a purchase to ensure you get a model you’ll be happy with for the next decade or so. Here are the basics for choosing the best toilet for your home.
The first thing to do is make sure the toilet fits the dimensions of your space. Measure the distance between the wall behind the toilet and the center of the drainpipe. Once you have these numbers, you can better choose the right size for your bathroom.
Another thing to consider is whether you want a one or two-piece toilet. A two-piece toilet is one where the bowl is bolted to the tank, which is usually cheaper than a one-piece design. Another option that’s becoming popular are wall-hung toilets; however, installing one of these usually requires modifying your bathroom plumbing.
You also want to consider the flushing mechanism. When looking at the tank, consider the size of the flush valve, the position of the flush lever, and the flushing system. The larger the flush valve, the higher the rate of water flow. Also, the position of the flush lever determines how comfortable it will be to flush depending on where it sits in your bathroom. Lastly, pressure assisted flush systems use pressurized air that forces water into the bowl, which reduces the chance of clogs. Gravity flush systems are the most common, but are more prone to clogging if you’re not careful about what you flush.
To find out which toilet is right for you, call one of our experts for a consultation.
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If you’re in McLean County, Bloomington-Normal, and the surrounding areas, you can always count on 5-star professional and reliable plumbing services when you call Platinum Plumbing. We believe in educating our customers to ensure they’re fully informed about the problem so they can make the best decision for their property.