In the right conditions, a quality toilet can last for up to 50 years. But when we say “right conditions,” we mean “right conditions.” Factors such as usage, plumbing, other routine maintenance, and a whole lot more can all help dictate the life of your toilet. The good news is that there are several tips that you can adhere to in order to ensure that your toilet stands the test of time. And then when the time comes to acquire that new toilet for the next 50 years, Toilet King is here for you.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some ways to extend the life of your toilet. Here’s what you need to know:
3 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Toilet
1. Clean the Toilet Tank
One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your toilet is simply cleaning out the tank. Over time, the likes of mold, bacteria and grime can build up within the toilet tank – and it can make cleaning and maintenance a real chore if you neglect it for too long. What’s more is that if you neglect the cleanliness of your toilet tank, it’s going to impact the cleanliness of your toilet bowl. The bottom line is a clean toilet tank means you’re likely to get more out of it long-term. Try to clean the tank at least once a year.
2. Clean the Toilet Bowl
In addition to the toilet tank, the toilet bowl is something you also want to keep clean. This is important because you don’t want any clogs or corrosion within the toilet bowl, especially with the siphon jets, which allow water to empty from the tank whenever you flush. Clogged siphon jets are difficult to clear and they can lead to premature toilet failure. The good news is that the toilet bowl is fairly easy to clean – but it takes more than just using a scrub brush every now and then. Pay special attention to the siphon jets and consider using a vinegar-based cleaning solution to give your efforts some extra oomph.
3. Check Your Water Pressure
Aside from the toilet itself, you want to be cognoscente of your home’s water pressure. If your water pressure is too high, it can lead to some serious plumbing problems. And your plumbing may not be the only thing impacted – your hardware can also take a beating. Bottom line: Check your home’s water pressure and adjust it if necessary. Otherwise, your plumbing and toilets could suffer.
Contact the Professionals for Fast, Easy Toilet Installation
If you’re in need of a new toilet, Toilet King is here to help. We pride ourselves on taking all of the hassles out of replacing toilets, and our approach is simple, quick, and affordable. We’ll put you on the right path to toilet luxury for the next 50 years. To choose your toilet and have it installed, contact us today.