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5 Signs You Need a Toilet Replacement

Like everything else in your home, your toilet only has a certain lifetime. That being said, you should expect to replace your toilet at least once while you’re a homeowner. Although you should expect to eventually replace your toilet, it can be difficult to decide when it’s the right time for a toilet replacement. So, continue reading to learn the top five signs it’s time to replace your toilet.

  1. toilet installationContinuous Clogging

Even the newest most modern toilets clog occasionally. But, occasionally is the key. If you notice your toilet clogs once a week or more, then you should consider hiring a plumber to inspect your toilet because you most likely need a toilet replacement.

  1. Flushing Problems

Flushing is one of the most important aspects of a functioning toilet. But when you need a toilet replacement, your toilet will either flush a little or even not at all. While you could try to fix the flushing function by yourself, you shouldn’t because it might cause more damage. So, be sure to call your plumber as soon as possible.

  1. Water Doesn’t Refill

Your toilet tank will only refill after you flush it if the valve is functioning properly. But, if your valve malfunctions, then the water won’t refill. Unfortunately, a malfunctioning valve means you will most likely have to replace your entire toilet.

  1. Metal Damage

If you notice any signs of metal damage, such as rust and corrosion, that’s a surefire sign that your toilet has run its course and should be replaced. As soon as you notice any metal damage, you should call your plumber as soon as possible before any other damage occurs.

  1. Leaks

Lastly, leaks are obvious signs that you need a toilet replacement. Whether your toilet has standing water around the outside of its base or minor cracks, be sure to call your plumber before any water damage can happen.