Your bathroom is the one room in the house that you absolutely cannot live without, and the toilet is the fixture that reigns supreme. So when your toilet suddenly stops flushing or begins showing signs of failing, you need prompt professional attention.
How Do You Know It’s Time To Replace Your Toilet?
1) It doesn’t flush. Or it doesn’t flush completely, or the water pressure is poor. Modern toilets excel at using more pressure and less water to flush, so an aging toilet that has to be flushed multiple times is inefficient and adding to your water and sewer bill. Poor pressure could also mean waste is not moving through your pipes and out of your house as it should, and you’re more likely to experience clogs in your main. If you have a septic tank, flushing multiple times puts added stress on your system and could require more frequent maintenance is needed.
2) It wobbles. Or is otherwise cracked or obviously damaged. Your toilet is not a fixture you want suddenly breaking, as the result could be leaks and sewage backup that make a major mess in your bathroom. A wobbly toilet is an indication that the wax seal is broken or that the toilet was not properly installed and leveled on the floor to begin with. While a plumber may be able to replace the wax ring, in general a wobbly toilet is a sign that replacement is in your future.
3) It’s not comfortable. This is a legitimate issue! Toilets come in a variety of heights; higher ones are easier to get up and down from. And come with a variety of shapes and sizes of seats. Smaller individuals and children may be more comfortable on a round seat, where adults often prefer the added support of an oval seat. While you can buy replacement seats at any box store, the shape of the bowl must match the seat or it will not fit. If you’re unhappy with the comfort, height, and shape of your toilet, the only realistic fix is a new toilet.
Hire A Professional Plumber For Best Results
This isn’t the DIY project you want to mess up. A professional plumber can not only install your new toilet, but they can also help you plan and select a model based on your preferences and budget. When it comes to installation, you can rest easy knowing the job is being done by an expert and the work backed by a guarantee to ward against defects.
Plumbing Nerds Can Help You Plan For Toilet Placement
Whether you’re a homeowner who needs a single toilet replacement, or a business that needs 20 new fixtures, Plumbing Nerds is the Southwest Florida plumber you can count on. From Bradenton to Naples, we install toilets every day, and we understand how important a functioning fixture is to a home or business. Whether you need emergency service or want to plan for future toilet replacements, contact us at 239.471.7557 to schedule your appointment for your free estimate.