If you have a toilet that is experiencing problems, you may find yourself wondering whether you should repair the toilet or replace it. Not every toilet issue can be repaired, nor is every toilet issue worth repairing. Here are some common situations you may find yourself in and whether it is worth it to repair or replace the toilet in your bathroom.
In some situations, your toilet should be replaced, rather than repaired. Here are a few of the signs that it is time to replace your toilet.
Outdated Components Are Broken
Older components that are broken can be hard to find, or difficult and expensive to replace. If your toilet is older and the components are dated, it may be better to go for a new unit altogether if this is the problem you are encountering.
You Hate the Way the Toilet Looks
If you were planning on remodeling your bathroom anyways, your toilet doesn't match the style or decor of your bathroom, or you simply hate the way your existing toilet looks, this may be your chance to replace the toilet. There is no point investing in a toilet you do not like the looks of.
Inefficient Water Usage
The final reason why you may need to replace your toilet is because it is using a lot of water. If you have an older toilet, it may be using a large amount of water each time you flush. This can add up quickly and cause your water bill to be higher. Opting for a new unit when the old one is costing you on monthly bills or regular repairs can help you to save money.
The Toilet is Constantly Running
If your toilet is constantly running, replacing one of the small components, such as the flapper, may put an end to the issue that you are encountering. If your toilet is relatively new and in otherwise good shape, this repair makes more sense than replacing the toilet.
The Toilet Has a Small Leak
If your toilet has a small leak inside the tank, this issue may be able to be repaired. This small issue can usually be remedied and repaired for long-term sustainability. If you don't need to replace, you don't have to.
Are you experiencing problems with a toilet in your home? Here at Amanda Plumbing, we can help you with all of your plumbing needs, including toilet repair and replacement. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.