Toilets are an important fixture in your home. Everyone uses it, and it needs to be dependable and in working order. Sometimes a problem needs a simple repair, while other times, a full replacement is necessary. Here are four signs that you may need a new toilet replacement:
The tank is making a hissing sound
In the plumbing world, hissing sounds are never a good sign. When it comes to toilets, the noise may mean the fill valve, float, or other elements are wearing out. While these parts are often replaceable, if you have an older toilet, it may be a wise choice to invest in a new one.
The toilet is leaking
This is one of the most telltale signs that it is time to replace a toilet. Things such as hairline cracks, broken flanges, and bad seals are all common leak causes. It’s best to replace the toilet as soon as it begins to leak, as further water damage to your floor can cause expensive repairs as well as mold.
The toilet is old
Even if your old toilet is working properly, it may be time to consider getting a new one. Newer models are more efficient than older ones and can save you money on your water bill. Those that offer dual-flush technology are a great option as you can choose a partial flush for liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste.
The toilet wobbles
A wobbly toilet isn’t normal. It can mean a simple fix such as tightening bolts or a more serious situation where the floor underneath has sustained water damage or rot. A damaged subfloor needs to be professionally repaired before a new toilet is installed.
If you need a toilet replaced or repaired, please contact us for friendly and professional service. You won’t want to be caught without a working toilet when you really need one!