Toilets are the most used appliances in your home, no question there. Before a big remodel or after a series of fixes, many folks wonder whether or not theirs needs a replacement. Our friendly San Luis Obispo plumbers are here to make the decision easy. If you’re wondering whether or not you need a new loo, ask yourself these questions:
How often does it clog?
No one likes plunging regularly. If your toilet is clogging every week, it’s a tell-tale sign its outdated. Older low-flush toilets get blocked more easily than their modern counterparts so if this is bothersome, it’s time for an update.
Does it leak?
This is a hard one to catch—leaks from the toilet bowl or tank go undetected easily, causing water damage to the flooring and subfloor. If you suspect there is a situation with your pipes, give your floors a double-check, or call one of our San Luis Obispo Plumbers for backup. Oftentimes it is more cost-effective to replace a toilet than it is to find and repair leaks. These pesky problems not only cause damage but waste gallons of water every day!
Is there a crack in the porcelain?
Do you know that tiny crack on the side of your basin? Trust your SLO plumbers—these tiny fractures can turn into a flood of water at the worst possible time! If you answered yes to the question above, then save yourself from a total plumbing nightmare and revamp your toilet.
Is your water bill getting higher?
Utility bill got you down? If your loo is older, then just flushing it regularly is weighing on your water and your wallet. Toilets from before 1980 can use up to 7 gallons of water with each flush! Modern toilets use less than 1.6 gallons. To figure out your toilet’s age, lift up the lid or basin lid and check for the date stamp.
At Griffin Plumbing, our San Luis Obispo plumbers are all about preventative maintenance. It’s the best way to keep your pipes squeaky clean and appliances running smoothly…but even our most experienced pros know that every machine has a lifetime. Every now and then it’s best to invest and save yourself from a plumbing disaster. Questions about your next appliance replacement? Reach out to your SLO plumbers today at (805) 934-1949.