Many people probably don’t look at their toilets as appliances, but it is. And just like your appliances, toilets also have to be replaced. But how do you know when it is time to replace your toilet? Perhaps you are noticing maintenance issues. Maybe your not sure if your toilet needs to be replaced. If you watch out for particular warning signs then these can be indicators that you need a new toilet.
Enormously typical clogs from excess or unsuitable flushed items can mean nightmare-inducing overflows and repellent plunging and mopping experiences. Though older low flush toilet technology can contribute to this experience and may make you wary, rest assured that toilet technology and water savings have improved tremendously in recent years. If you find yourself plunging due to arbitrary stoppages about once a week, it’s time to hang up the plunger. If you’re certain it’s stoppage associated, and have tried a plunger, call a plumber. Plumbing to tackle those tough clogs and getting your toilet back in working order is the least stressful thing to do.
Constant running or spontaneous refills typically indicate a worn or damaged flapper, or an improperly adjusted float. Flappers are simple and inexpensive to replace as well as easy to diagnose with a simple dye test. If the flapper doesn’t leak, make sure the water level is not too high and running into the excess pipe by adjusting the float. Cracks or leaks in old floats in need of replacement may also cause this issue. Be certain to address leak issues quickly to avoid the nightmare and mess upon receiving your next utility bill. Why stress when you can clean up the mess?
Low water levels could stop your toilet from flushing properly. You can simply take a look in your tank and see if it is filling to proper levels. One inch from the top of the overflow tube to be exact. You can do this with the assistance of a screwdriver on valve style mechanisms. If this isn’t the case, grab a wire coat hanger, being careful not to scratch the bowl, and try loosening waste in the holes or jet with the aid of a small mirror.
Leaks, bad seals, broken flanges, and unseen hairline cracks are most frequently ignored until the floor around your toilet begins to soften. Damage to flooring adjacent to your toilet and a general spongy feel to the floor. If not addressed, possible mold, rot, and structural damage can occur. If you notice flooring damage, contact a plumber for diagnosis. A broken flange may cause leaks. If this is not the case, you may simply need a new wax ring. However, if these fixes do not address the situation, you may be dealing with a hairline crack. If your toilet is old and you’ve already removed it from the floor, it’s a great time to consider an upgrade for water savings and avoiding expensive and widespread forthcoming repairs. The least amount of repairs the better.
Overall, we most definitely take our toilets for granted. If we didn’t have them then how would we dispose our waste? So be kind to your toilet and make sure to take the measurable steps to get it replaced if needed. Here are some interesting facts on the toilet that are surprising, but at the same time make sense. They are provided by List Verse. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet. The first toilet cubicle e in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest). An approximate 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India. To finish, the toilet is flushed more time during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.