The age-old question for any plumbing aficionado has come about once again. The most important seat in your house demands it—so, is it time to replace your toilet? If you haven’t had the chance to think about it, we’re here to do that for you.

Bacon specializes in all things toilets. We can help determine if yours has seen better days or if it can last a few plumbing inspections longer. The average toilet will keep kicking for at least 15 years if well maintained. Still, factors like frequent use, number of household members, and type of water can cause your toilet to meet the end of its lifespan sooner than expected. Refer to our curated guide to determine whether your toilet is calling to be replaced.

Frequent Repairs

When was the last time you had your toilet serviced? The time before that? If you’re able to tell us the number of days between your last couple of toilet repairs, it might be time for a replacement. Frequent repairs indicate that more than one of your toilet’s components is deteriorating.

Plus, those repairs are like flushing money down your commode. A one-time replacement will save you expenses and time in the long run.

Basin or Tank Cracks

Unfortunately, toilet cracks can be obvious or discreet. An obvious sign that you have a crack in your porcelain is a pool of water around your toilet’s base. You can tell whether the damage is in your toilet bowl or tank by putting drops of food color in each at different times. The cracked part will leak colored water onto the floor.

This trick will also determine if your tank is cracked and leaking into your toilet bowl, a more discreet crack. Another indicator of a broken toilet is a sound like it is constantly running. We could replace just your tank, but any cracks in your toilet signify that it has reached the end of its lifespan.

Older Model

Your toilet doesn’t have to be the latest model with all the bells and whistles, but a more recent version can bring some exciting benefits. A round bowl, for instance, is much less comfortable than an elongated bowl. Plus, an elongated bowl prevents odors from escaping more so than its round counterpart.

More advanced toilets do exist at affordable prices. Each newer model uses less water when flushing waste, lowering homeowners’ water bills. You can even get a toilet with a dual flushing system: one button for larger waste and one for liquid waste, so you can save more water with every other flush.

Wobbling Toilet

Are you trying to keep your balance while performing your daily function? Toilet wobbles aren’t typical. Loose components could cause it, but you shouldn’t take any chances. A wobbling toilet might indicate there is water damage underneath the ground on which your toilet sits. Call our plumbers to investigate the issue thoroughly.

Mineral Build-Up

In North Texas, most homes have hard water. This kind of water contains higher amounts of minerals like limestone. Without additional water filtration devices, the minerals can affect all plumbing appliances. In the case of your toilet, deposits can build up in your inlet holes and water connections, leading to inefficient water flow. If the build-up gets too severe, the toilet needs to be replaced.

Have you decided whether or not it’s time to replace your toilet? If not, we can help. Bacon plumbers provide honest assessments and high-quality services. They can set your toilet problems straight, and when a replacement is needed, Bacon will fix you up with the toilet of your dreams.

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