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When to Replace a Toilet

Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Is it time to install a new toilet? If frequent repairs are costing you an arm and a leg and you constantly find yourself fighting stubborn clogs, the answer is clear. But there are some not-so-obvious reasons you might want to replace a toilet as well.

Toilet in the bathroom

You notice a crack in the porcelain. A small fissure may seem more like a cosmetic issue than a plumbing crisis, but don’t be fooled. Even a hair line crack can lead to a destructive flood. Check your toilet bowl for chips and fractures the next time you’re cleaning. You don’t want to ignore possible leakages.

There’s a buildup of mineral deposits. Water in our area tends to be hard, meaning that it contains minerals that can build up over time. Mineral deposits in and around your toilet will eventually cause blockages, leaks and wasted water. Depending on how much has accumulated, you may need to replace the toilet.

It’s getting old. Earlier toilet models use more water than today’s porcelain thrones. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, older toilets use as much as 7 gallons per flush (GPF), while newer WaterSense labeled toilets use as little as 1.6. Upgrading is an easy way to save water!

Not every toilet needs to be replaced, even if you’re remodeling your bathroom. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time for an upgrade, reach out to the experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. Our top-notch plumbers can service and install almost all toilet models!

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