While toilets typically become one of the longest-standing fixtures in a household (some known for lasting decades), there will always come a time when they’ve faced too much wear and tear and need to be replaced. Yet, this occurs so infrequently that many are not sure what signs to watch out for.

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It Clogs A Lot

Every toilet gets clogged now and then, but if you are experiencing clogs on a regular basis, then there may be some bigger issues that need to be addressed. No one has the time to plunge their toilet once a week. If you are calling a plumber every week to address a difficult obstruction, then that’s going to add up quickly, too.

A clog now and then is nothing to fret about, but if they’re happening all the time, there’s a good chance you need a new toilet. Your current model may simply be too old to handle the job, or there could be a bigger issue at hand. Whatever the case, a new commode is the way to go!

It’s Past Its Prime

Older toilets are less efficient, noisier, more prone to experience damage, and they take longer to fill because they use more water than necessary per flush. If yours is past its prime, then it’s time to invest in a newer model before any major damages are detected. The longer you wait, the more issues you’ll face, and your plumbing could suffer, as well. All in all, you’ll save yourself a lot of time, money, and stress by making the switch now.

It’s Damaged

If your bowl has cracks or knicks, or if water is leaking at the base, a new toilet should be on your shopping list. Cracks throughout the porcelain increase your chances of experiencing leaks and water damage, and they could easily build up with grime that is hard to clean out and triggers even more deterioration.

Leaks increase your water bill, damage your floors, and make your bathroom aesthetic less than pleasant. Fix the problem now, so your bank account doesn’t wind up suffering down the line.

It Flushes Poorly

There can be a number of issues associated with poor or inefficient flushing. A common problem is that the toilet is simply too old and uses up too much water. Newer models don’t fill the tank as full, so you’ll experience less waste when you update. Other times, the tank won’t refill, the toilet continues running, or the fill-valve needs to be replaced. Whatever the issue is, having things looked over is a must. You may just need a replacement part, but sometimes it isn’t that simple and a new toilet will be in order.

We Licensed, Insured & Here To Help

The team at Stadler Plumbing is more than qualified to assist with any toilet-related issues you may be experiencing. Let us check things over soon, so that we can make further recommendations based upon your unique needs. If a new toilet is on the horizon, we’ve got you covered! Call today!