You probably don’t give a second thought to your toilet until something goes wrong with it. But when that happens, your Collinsville, IL home isn’t quite as pleasant any longer. What do you do when your toilet stops working, and how do you know if it’s time to get a new toilet? Take a look at these signs that you need a new toilet.
1. You See a Puddle of Water
If there’s a puddle of water around your toilet, you may have a cracked tank or toilet bowl. That’s a sign of a toilet that needs to be replaced. Call us to ask if a new toilet’s in your future.
2. You’ve Had to Fix It Repeatedly
If you’re calling a plumber over and over for toilet repair, it’s time for new toilet installation. Look at this way: You’re going to save money in the long run as you get rid of leaks and high water bills.
3. Your Toilet’s Clogging a Lot
Are you having to pull out the plunger on a weekly basis — or even more? If you’ve been dealing with a clogged toilet on a regular basis, it might be time for a new one. Check with us to see if the problem lies in the toilet or the pipes.
4. Your Toilet’s Really Old
Believe it or not, there have been some significant changes in toilet design and efficiency in recent years. If you’re still stuck with the toilet that came with the house when you bought it 20 years ago, you’re undoubtedly paying far higher water bills than you need to. Consider a toilet with dual-flush technology to minimize your water usage.
5. Those Hissing and Trickling Sounds Just Don’t Stop
There are a lot of parts inside your toilet tank — the fill valve, the float, the refill tube, the ballcock. If one of them goes out, causing those annoying sounds, we can definitely fix your broken toilet. But if they all go out at the same time, which can happen, buying another toilet is probably your most cost-effective solution.
6. Your Toilet’s Wobbly
Feeling your toilet wobble beneath you when you sit down on it is never a good sign. Maybe the bolt’s just need tightening — and yes, that’s something we can take care of for you — but maybe the problem is more significant.
Whether you need plumbing repair or plumbing installation, we’re here for you in Collinsville, IL, ready to take care of emergencies, basic maintenance, and yes, that new toilet. Give us a call to see how we can help.