Top 3 Signs You Need A New Toilet

Is it time to replace your toilet? If it’s running non-stop, if it looks worse than an outhouse, or if continually needs parts replaced or fixed, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.

Here are the top 3 signs you need a new toilet:


No one enjoys plunging a toilet or mopping up overflows. Your toilet may be damaged if you’ve been flushing things you shouldn’t. Toilet tissue and human waste are the only things that should get tossed in a toilet. Anything else can wreak havoc to either the toilet or sewer line.

In addition, older low-flow toilets can contribute to clogs and overflows. Either way, if you’re plunging because of random stoppages once a week or more, it’s time to put the plunger down and start shopping for a new toilet.


A running toilet is not only a nuisance, but it can be difficult to stop. If you’ve checked the fill tube, adjusted the fill height, adjusted the chain and changed the flapper and the toilet still doesn’t work properly, you may have a bigger problem on your hands that requires a complete toilet replacement.


Leaks, broken seals or flanges, or hairline cracks are often not noticed until the floor around the toilet starts getting wet. The constant presence of water on the floor, leads to rot, mildew, mold and possibly structural damage.

If you notice leaks, the flange or wax ring may need replacing. If the flange or wax ring isn’t the problem, the toilet tank may have a crack. In most cases, it’s better to replace than repair a cracked toilet. Some cracks can be repaired, but it’s only a matter of time before they start leaking again.

Replacing a leaking toilet will not only save you money on wasted water, but it will also save you the headache of potentially expensive damage that could happen to the structure of your home.


If you’re on the fence about installing another toilet, consider the following advantages of a new, efficient fixture:

If your commode is old or is constantly breaking down, give us a call. We can recommend a new model and have it installed before you know it.

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