If you are having severe issues with your toilet, you might be wondering if it’s time to replace the whole thing. There are only so many repairs that you can make before you need a new toilet, right? Well, there are a few things to take into account if you are weighing your options between toilet repair and toilet replacement. In this week’s blog, we will go over a few questions to ask yourself when considering toilet repair or replacement.
How Severe is the Issue?
A toilet that has a one-time clog or that is constantly running can most likely be repaired well, as opposed to a model with more extensive damage. If you are only experiencing a minor issue, toilet repair should suit your needs. However, if your commode is damaged beyond repair or is experiencing frequent problems, replacement is likely in order. The professionals at Metcalf Plumbing will be able to help you determine which option is best for your bathroom.
How Old is Your Toilet?
With the severity of plumbing problems being equal, you may be better off replacing your toilet if it is an older model. Older toilets often adhere to more lax regulations in terms of water usage, so a newer toilet may end up saving you money each month. However, some plumbing systems work best with older toilets. Consult an expert at Metcalf Plumbing to see if you need toilet repair or replacement, particularly if you have cast iron plumbing.
Do You Like Your Current Toilet?
Some homeowners end up looking for an excuse to get a new toilet. Whether their toilet is uncomfortable, inefficient, noisy, ugly — reasons for wanting a new toilet are just as varied as toilet designs can be. If you absolutely love your bathroom exactly the way it is, look into repair. However, if you have been fantasizing about a new porcelain throne, take the opportunity to replace your current model.
Which is More Cost-Effective?
Finally, which option would be the most cost-effective? Believe it or not, some repairs can actually be more expensive than flat-out replacing your toilet. You must take into account not only parts and labor but also the cost of operating your toilet. Whether you decide to repair or replace your toilet, the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing are ready to help.
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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 and Twitter!