Did you know that the average person spends more time on the toilet than they do exercising? If you do the math, it comes out to a little over 3 hours per week that we spend sitting on the toilet. If we’re spending this much time on the toilet, don’t you think we should invest in them and make sure they’re working correctly?
We’ve compiled a list of warning signs that will alert you to your need for a new toilet. The three biggest reasons include:
- Energy efficiency
- Age of the toilet
- Cost of repairs
Keep reading for more information.
Water Conservation & Cost Savings
Due to water conservation efforts as well as monetary benefits, look at what kind of toilet you currently own to see if it’s a water-efficient brand or model. Older toilets use on average 3 gallons of water with each flush. This not only hurts your wallet when the water bill comes but also water conservation efforts!
Newer, water-saving models can use less than 2 gallons of water per flush and some offer rebates and tax credits. Take a look at your toilet and your water bill to calculate if this is a cost-saving move for you and your household.
Along with using too much water, your old toilet could be a liability issue. Old seals or small cracks could lead to a devastating flood and wreak havoc on your home. While cleaning your toilet, look for any signs of wear and make sure to replace your toilet if you notice any cracks or leaking in or around the toilet area. Preemptive action could save you a lot of money and headache down the road.
Cumulative Upkeep Costs
Even if there aren’t visible cracks, but you frequently need to repair, unclog, or reseal your toilet, then it could be worth it to replace your toilet. Choosing to replace your toilet would save you time and the cumulative cost of all the small repairs and plumber visits.
The first step to knowing if you need to replace your toilet is awareness of your repairs, usage, water bill, and the toilet structure itself. If you notice a reoccurring problem or emergence of one, then plan for a new toilet in your future. Remember to look out for efficient models as well as ones that offer rebates or warranties.
If you have any questions about your toilet installation or you need any future repairs, then don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Michael’s Plumbing Service. Give us a call or visit us at our website for more information about our services.