When your toilet isn’t working as it should, it impacts the way your household functions. From flushing issues and leaks to clogs and broken components, a malfunctioning toilet requires a swift solution. How can you know if all it needs is a repair or if you are better off purchasing and installing a replacement toilet? Keep reading to learn which option is right for your situation.
When a Toilet Repair Is the Best Solution
Most homeowners prefer an affordable repair to a new toilet purchase. There are certain situations in which a repair may be all your toilet needs to work optimally again. Here are the most common toilet issues that plumber can solve with a professional repair:
- Continually running toilet: A toilet that frequently runs may result from an issue within the tank or a flush valve that isn’t closing when it should.
- Toilet doesn’t flush completely: If you notice the toilet isn’t flushing all the way, something may be wrong inside the tank, such as the chain, float ball, or flush valve. In these cases, a minor adjustment should solve the problem.
- Tank fills too slowly: When the toilet bowl or tank fills slowly, there’s likely a problem with the shut-off valve. A one-time replacement will get your toilet running correctly again.
If you notice your toilet is experiencing any of these issues, the team at Progressive Plumbing will provide a quick, affordable repair.
How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet
While a repair is what most homeowners are hoping for, sometimes a replacement is inevitable and will save you money and time in the long run. When you must repeatedly repair your toilet, it makes more sense to save the money you would spend on repairs and invest in a new toilet instead.
Here are the issues that typically require a repair instead of a replacement:
- Porcelain crack: Even if the cracks are small, they can lead to major leaks and flooding. It’s much better to invest in a replacement than it is to deal with a water-damaged home!
- Skyrocketing water bill: Older toilets tend to be inefficient and waste a lot of water each year. If you are concerned that your water bill keeps rising, the toilet may be the reason. A new low-flush toilet will help you conserve water and protect your wallet.
- Major toilet blockage: If an object becomes lodged inside the toilet, and you or a plumber cannot retrieve it, a new toilet is your best solution.
Progressive Plumbing Has the Solution for Your Toilet Hassles
The licensed, insured plumbers at Progressive Plumbing will help you identify the source of your toilet troubles and determine if you should repair or replace it. Connect with us online now to schedule service with our friendly plumbing experts.