When was the last time you got a new toilet in your home? It is important to remember that most toilets do not last forever. Several things can go wrong with a toilet over the years. In addition to discoloration and cracking, there are many indicators that suggest it is time for a replacement. Keep reading and discover four signs that you are in need of a new toilet.
Does your toilet run all hours of the day? If you hear constant running sounds, it is usually a sign of a damaged flapper. The good news is that they are generally inexpensive and easy to replace. However, sometimes it is just more than just the flapper, and you need to replace the entire toilet before you have other problems on your hands.
Nothing is worse than a clogged toilet. A clogged toilet can lead to overflows and unpleasant mopping jobs. If your toilet has low flushing power, it can result in clogging. If you find yourself always reaching for the plunger, it may mean you are due for a new toilet. As a general rule of thumb, if you notice that your toilet clogs around once a week, you should probably give the plumber a call.
One of the most obvious signs that you need a new toilet is leaking. A functioning toilet should not leak for any reason. Leaks can be a result of poor seals, cracks, or broken flanges. Leaks can ultimately lead to rot, mildew, and structural damage. On top of all that, leaks could result in damage to your flooring. If you notice signs of water damage, you need to act quickly, or you could be faced with a few major expenses.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!