Should I Repair Or Replace My Toilet?
As a homeowner, it isn't always easy to know when it is best to simply repair a leaky or malfunctioning toilet or if replacing the entire unit is the best move. Fortunately, most toilet issues can be resolved rather easily by replacing old or worn parts. But there are times when replacing the entire unit is in your best interest.
Old or Outdated Parts
Even a simple fix like a running toilet can suddenly become complicated if the parts are not readily available. If your toilet is ancient and parts are no longer available or are difficult to find, you are better off replacing the entire unit. Not only will this solve your immediate problem, it will make things easier in the future too. With a new toilet, you can rest assured that if parts wear out or fail, they will be easy to replace and won't leave your family in a lurch waiting for the toilet to be fixed.
Inefficient Water Use
Older toilets are notorious for inefficient water use. Newer models use less water without compromising flushing power. Whether you want to save money on the water bill or are looking to do your part for the environment, updating your toilet to a more efficient model will help conserve water.
Everyone deserves to be comfortable on the throne, but that's not always the case. Because not all toilets are the same size, shape or height, you may find your current toilet uncomfortable to use. If you, or someone in your family, has physical limitations or mobility issues and are uncomfortable with your current toilet, replacing it with a different model may solve the issue. Browse options available or talk to a professional to find a model that fits your specific needs.
The appearance of your toilet may be the determining factor, especially if you are remodeling or decorating your bathroom. If you absolutely hate the looks of your current toilet, by all means, replace it with one you will love. There are toilets to complement nearly any design style. Replacing the toilet while remodeling is always a good move as the old toilet will likely need to be removed and reinstalled anyway.
If you are still unsure whether you should repair or replace your existing toilet, contact Amanda Plumbing Sewer & Drain today. Our professionals can help you decide on the option that is best for you.