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You rely on your toilet every day, but if you’re like most people, you probably don’t give it much thought unless something goes wrong. Like any other fixture in your home, your toilet will eventually need to be replaced. Here are four signs that you may need to install a new toilet.

Cracks
A puddle of water around the base of your toilet can indicate a crack. You should replace your toilet if you notice any cracks in the porcelain. However, not all cracks are easily visible. An unnoticed crack can become worse over time, and lead to water damage. If you think your toilet may have a crack, have a plumber inspect it.

Frequent Clogs
Toilet clogs happen to all of us. An occasional clog is probably not a cause for concern. However, frequent clogs may indicate a problem. If your toilet clogs almost every time you flush, it’s probably time to replace it.

High Water Bills
If your toilet has leaks or is constantly running, it’s wasting water. An unusually high water bill may indicate it’s time for a new toilet. Switching to a dual-flush model will use less water and decrease your utility bills. Dual-flush toilets allow you to use less water for liquid waste than solid waste, decreasing your overall water use.

Age
If you have an older toilet, you can save a significant amount of water by upgrading to a newer model. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the current federal standard for toilets is 1.6 gallons of water per flush, although recent advancements allow toilets to use even less. An older toilet can use up to 6 gallons of water per flush.

The Plumber Guy offers toilet repair, toilet replacement, and sewer repair throughout the West Phoenix Valley. If you’re having an issue with your toilet, contact us now to request service.

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