Toilets can last a long, long time! But they don’t last forever. Although your toilet may still be working on a day-to-day basis, if it’s many decades old, it’s probably time to replace it. Toilet technology has improved a lot in the last 20 or 30 years, leaving older toilets behind. There are many ways that you can identify when your old toilet needs to be replaced. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Uses Too Much Water
Toilets made before 1982 could use as many as 5 to 7 gallons with each flush. Today’s toilets use less than two gallons! Low flow toilets have revolutionized the bathroom, and have been saving homeowners gallons of water on their utility bills for years. If your toilet is very old, it’s probably using a lot more water than it needs to use to stay clean. Buying a new toilet can reduce your home’s water usage. It’s good for the environment too!
Not sure how much water your toilet uses? Look for a stamp on the back, inside of the tank, or on the lid of the toilet.
2. Wrong Color
Years ago, it was common (and cool!) to install a toilet that was a color like mint green, powder blue, or salmon pink. Today’s toilets are usually white, sometimes black. These pastel colors of the 1950’s and 60’s can really date your toilet – and make your bathroom look like it needs a facelift! Installing a new toilet can help bring your bathroom into a new era.
3. It’s Uncomfortable to Sit On
Toilets should be comfortable to sit on. A toilet that’s too high or too low can make sitting on the toilet less comfortable – and it can even be dangerous. Exploring new toilet options of various heights can help you enjoy your time at home and enjoy your experience of using the bathroom.
4. It Has Damage
Once a toilet has been dinged or cracked, there’s not much that can be done except buying a new toilet. Use this opportunity to buy a toilet with features like a heated seat or a lit bowl, which can make using the toilet more convenient as well as comfortable!
5. It Needs Constant Repair
Toilets can start to deteriorate just like anything else. Toilets that need regular replacement of their parts may be too old to continue functioning. Do you really want to keep hiring a plumber to fix your toilet, or keep running to the home improvement store to buy new toilet parts? Probably not! It’s time to replace.
Contact the Professionals for Fast, Easy Toilet Installation
When you need a new toilet, it’s important to hire the pros. At Toilet King, we can provide fast, easy toilet installation. We take the hassle out of replacing toilets. To choose your toilet and have it installed, contact us today.