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The toilet is a funny thing because most people don’t think about it much, but it is the one area in your home that you can guarantee you sit on or visit at least once a day. More likely you visit it dozens of times a day which makes it worthwhile to think a bit more about it. After all, if you lost your couch or replaced your kitchen table you could probably work around the inconvenience, but if you lose your toilet your home will become inhospitable. After all, without a bathroom, you won’t be able to stay in it too long and you will need to call a plumber right away.
While you can probably find an emergency plumber in Denton, TX that can come out right away, you never want to find yourself in the position where you are looking for a fast-food restaurant that is open late at night just so your family can use the bathroom. Save yourself a lot of trouble and a lot of heartaches by simply identifying when it is time for a new toilet. This way you can investigate what is out there and what you want, instead of deciding to buy a new toilet while the plumber is in your bathroom standing in ankle-high sewage wastes.
There are actually a lot of toilets out there now, which means there are a lot of different directions you can go with your toilet in Denton, TX. It would be a shame to rush to pick one out of necessity when you can actually coordinate your toilet to match your bathroom decor. Believe it or not, customized toilets are actually in style and a major way to turn one of the most obvious features of your home into a talking point. After all, the toilet is the one seat that every visitor into your home will sit on at some point. While it may not technically be considered furniture (although for some men it might as well be), it is something that you want to get right.
You’ve Never Replaced Your Toilet
If you have just purchased a home, this one isn’t so bad. Most people don’t have to call a plumbing company out to a newly purchased home too quickly. However, if you have lived in your home for a few decades, then now might be a good time to start thinking about it. The lifespan of a toilet is very flexible depending on what type you have and if you had a professional install it.
However, it is important to recognize that just because a toilet is still working does not mean that it is working well. Toilets are actually one of the largest water consumers in your home. In fact, toilets waste so much water that the government actually passed an act in 1992 that mandated all toilets had to use 1.6 gallons of water or less each flush compared to prior standards of 3.5 to 5 gallons. Not only can your toilet be bad for the environment, but you may be paying for its inefficiency on your water bill. We tend to recommend that you replace your toilet if it is over 25 years of age, but if you aren’t sure you can always ask your local plumbing service for personalized advice.
You Notice the Tank Is Cracked
Any crack in the toilet indicates it is time to call a plumber and start talking about replacement options, but some cracks are more concerning than others. Have you noticed that there always seem to be small puddles near the back of your toilet? This is not a coincidence if it happens more than once unless you have a toddler with bad aim in the home. You can usually figure out on your own if the tank is cracking, although you can certainly call a plumber for help if you want.
To start take a close look at the outside of the tank and then take a close look inside. Where the crack is located will heavily play a role in whether or not you should consider repairing the hole or replacing the entire toilet. Since toilets are relatively inexpensive, a plumber will usually recommend that you just replace them, but if you have a customized toilet and don’t want to lose it, you can talk to a plumber about whether or not a repair is possible.
Keep in mind that some cracks are hard to see, but just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. If you keep finding leaks near your Denton, TX toilet then this is a sign that something is going on. While condensation near the tank can occur, it should never be enough that you have water leaking in puddles on the floor. Hairline cracks are also sometimes the culprit and a good reason to call a professional plumber for help.
Your Toilet Is Going for the Gold
Does it seem like your toilet is always running? The old joke can get old real quick if your toilet is actually constantly running after every flush. Not only does this wastewater, but it also can lead to diminished flushing abilities which means that you end up with clogs or other issues. There are a lot of issues that might cause a toilet to run constantly. Some are simple to fix such as a flapper valve that is not sealing properly and others are a much larger problem.
Call a plumber out to see why it is always running to determine if it is time to replace it or it can last for a little longer with a simple repair. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas can help you inspect your toilet and decide if a replacement is in your future.