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How to Tell if You Need a New Toilet

We use our toilets every day, but we don’t often think about replacing them until something catastrophic happens. Though there are a lot of toilet issues that Best Plumbing can fix, sometimes it’s best to just replace your toilet altogether. Here are a few signs that you may need a new toilet:

Your Toilet Uses Too Much Water

If you want to save on your water bill and help the environment, you should consider replacing your old toilet with a new, low-flow option. Many toilets installed before 1994 use 3.4 gallons per flush, while low-flow models use only 1.6 gallons. These newer toilets are more efficient and use less water, so it’s really a win-win solution.

Your Toilet is Chipped or Cracked

If your toilet is showing chips or cracks, it could be leaking water. Even a small leak can lower your toilet’s efficiency and cause moisture damage in your bathroom, so you don’t want to take the risk of using a cracked toilet. You can always call a professional plumber to check for leaks, but if you suspect that your toilet is permanently damaged, it’s probably time for a replacement.

Your Toilet is Constantly Clogged

If you find that your toilet is constantly clogging, the problem could be the toilet itself. Installing a newer and more efficient model will likely resolve the issue and spare you any additional headaches.

Your Toilet Keeps Needing Repairs

Many toilet problems can be fixed with a simple trip to the hardware store. However, if you are constantly calling a professional plumber to fix your toilet, then it’s probably time to replace it.

If your toilet is acting up, call Best Plumbing! We can tell you if it’s a simple fix or time for a replacement. If you’ve already purchased a new toilet, we can also help you remove your existing model and install the new one. We serve homes in the Seattle and Bellevue areas – give us a call today!

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