Are you unsure of whether you need to replace your toilet? Tired of spending money on repairs that don't quite seem to work? Here you will find a few handy telling signs of a toilet in need of replacement.
Over time, wear and tear is expected on household fittings. Unfortunately, toilets fall under this category and while they outlive many fixtures, they are not immune to the need of replacement. One sign of a toilet in need of replacement are cracks, these can appear in the bowl, lid and other areas but once these seemingly minor cracks appear, they can expand and develop into major leaks. As a toilet is always holding water, the tiniest of leaks can create a serious problem over time. Sometimes, a plumbing professional can fix easily locatable cracks, but most likely, the only practical solution is the replacement of your toilet.
If you have recently noticed your toilet starting to wobble, the best outcome you can hope for is that the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor have just become loose. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case as many wobbly toilets are due to rotten floorboards or prolonged water damage. The fastest way a plumber would resolve the problem would be to unscrew the bolts and remove the toilet from the floor, making it easy to ascertain whether a leaky toilet is the problem. After this is cause is determined, the plumber would finish the job and your mind can rest at ease!
Many things have changed since the invention of the flush toilet, one of the most prominent being water efficiency standards. Under the Australian Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme (WELS) a three star dual flush toilet must not exceed 5.5 litres per flush. If your toilet is more than 10 years old, in all likelihood you will be able to boost your water efficiency by up to 25% when you upgrade to a toilet in the WELS scheme.
Do any of these conditions apply to you? If yes, give any plumber a call and they can help you through the process.
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