Nobody likes dealing with a clogged toilet. When you notice pools of water around the toilet, you may want to check for cracks in the porcelain. Believe it or not, the federal government even has something to say about your toilet. Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, toilets installed after 1994 must have a discharge volume of 1.6 gallons per flush.
Toilets manufactured before this policy took effect used between 3.5 and 5 gallons. The conclusion about aging toilets? If you know that your toilet is at least 25 years old, consider replacing it. I like that you mentioned that a crack in your tank is the main sign that you need to replace it. I noticed a crack in the back of the toilet tank and was thinking of changing it.
I will take your advice into account when looking for a good option for my toilet. Talmich Plumbing and Heating 9150 Bellcove Circus, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (71) 822-0448 or email us here. Colorado MP00187125 Licensed Plumber's License with Warranty and Insurance. While toilets are meant to last several decades, they have a limit.
If you know that your toilet has been around longer than you've been alive, then there's a chance that it's already in its last stage. A general rule of thumb is to replace a toilet approximately every 25 years, although mileage may vary. The first thing to do when considering replacing your toilet is to look at age. Most plumbers agree that an average toilet can last for about 50 years.
However, this is only when the toilet is well maintained and used with care. If it was incorrectly installed or frequently misused, it may not last as long. One of the most used accessories in your home, the toilet, on average has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Because it is used so frequently, the toilet can withstand a lot.
Unfortunately, there will come a time when you need to replace your toilet. However, your toilet will, not always, let you know when it should be replaced. However, if you don't notice any of these warning signs, see a plumber today to find out if you need a new toilet. There is only one method for installing the toilet, and it's relatively simple, so much so that some homeowners install their toilets themselves.
This can save you money, but it is highly recommended that you hire a professional, licensed plumber to complete this project, in order to ensure a proper installation according to the code and reduce the risk of ongoing repairs in the future, which may result in additional costs. You will be able to hear if your toilet is running constantly. This is most commonly due to damage to the inside of a part of the toilet. Not all damaged toilets work constantly, some stop shortly after flushing, however, this is still a sign of damage and a waste of water.
Repairing the toilet is a temporary solution, but installing a new one will ensure that this problem doesn't keep happening. Submerging the toilet regularly isn't normal and is a good indicator that it's time to replace it. A good quality toilet with a large flush will not require any immersion. When I see a plunger next to a toilet, a red flag immediately appears that refers to the toilet not working properly: some poor person has to sink a dirty and broken toilet when it shouldn't.
In addition, submerging the toilet too much can break the seal between the toilet and the flange; in some cases, this causes sewer odors and flooding if there is a stop on the main line. Making the toilet sink is a key sign that it's of poor quality and we strongly recommend that you start looking for a replacement; a cheap toilet has no other solution but to replace it. In the long run, a low-quality toilet ends up costing you more than the savings were worth. The risk of flooding your home with sewage due to a cheap toilet clogging up is a very real problem.
These low-quality toilets also have a history of chronic shutdowns, not all of which are easily cleaned with a plunger, and require a plumbing technician to come to your house and run a cable. As the adage goes, “you get what you pay for and if you're going to have a commitment of more than 20 years with your toilet, trust me, spend the few extra dollars on a quality one and get rid of the cheap one as soon as possible. If you start to notice that your toilet seems unstable and wobbly, hire an operator to make sure that all the parts are tight. If you find that your toilet isn't disposing of everything after the first flush, it could be a sign that it's time to remove the toilet and change it to a newer model.
With a relatively low cost and quick installation, stop worrying about future leaks and repair costs and install a new toilet today. However, if you dive every other day and it's not due to avoidable human activities, you have a problem with bathing. For example, if your bathroom is smaller, you might want to replace your oversized toilet with a more compact model. They'll let you know if they've found anything or if it's time to check the toilet's warranty.
Left to its own devices, a leaky toilet in the upstairs bathroom can cause water damage in rooms downstairs. Many people choose to replace these types of toilets because they think it's a waste to replace a toilet in perfect condition. If you have an old toilet and it's leaking, replacing it is the most cost-effective measure you can do. If you constantly need to call a plumber to fix minor or major repairs to your toilet, then you should start considering installing a new toilet.
Cracks found in the bottom of the toilet or in the lower parts of the tank should be addressed as soon as possible. If your plumber determines that's not the case, consider replacing the old toilet with a new device. If you appreciate smart home technology, there are also all kinds of new, high-tech toilets with impressive features. In addition to breaking down, toilets that are around 30 years old may simply be too old to work in a modern home.