How to Know When it’s Time for a Toilet Replacement

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The toilet is the throne of your bathroom, and sees a lot of time spent on it. On average, you’ll spend 92 days of your entire life on the toilet! It makes sense then that at one point, you’ll have to undertake a toilet replacement and get a new dunny for your bathroom.

But as we all know, toilets aren’t exactly cheap, so it’s important to know when you need to go all in on a brand new toilet. In this article, we’ll give you 5 signs that you need a new toilet. Let’s check them out before it’s too late!

5 signs that it’s time for a toilet replacement

Your toilet frequently clogs

If you’re busting out the plunger every single week, there’s a good chance that it’s time for a new toilet. Older toilets, especially those that are considered ‘low-flush’ that require multiple flushes, are far more likely to clog than newer models. If you still want to keep the water-saving features of a low-flush toilet, newer models of these toilets are built to flush more powerfully and smoothly while still saving water.


Your toilet requires frequent repairs

Frequent repairs is a big red flag for any toilet. It may seem like an obvious sign, but many homeowners will still opt to perform multiple repairs rather than sink money into a whole brand new toilet, whether it’s the flush valve or toilet base. However, it’s actually both more cost and time effective to save money on the repair and simply go for a toilet replacement.


Your toilet has noticeable cracks

If you see a porcelain crack in your existing toilet, that means sirens are going off for a toilet replacement. Cracks may start off small but will gradually increase in size over time and if left untreated, you run the risk of your toilet completely breaking. It’s better for you to purchase a new toilet instead of spending money on repairing and cleaning up the mess of a burst toilet bowl or water tanks.

Your toilet is covered in scratches and scrapes

Noone likes sitting on a worn down toilet, covered in scratches, nicks and scrapes. Not only does it feel awful, but it’s also an an unsightly element of what might be an otherwise beautiful looking bathroom. Scratched up bathrooms also require more cleaning. Save time and money by buying a new toilet instead!

If you need to save money

It might seem counter-intuitive, but by spending money for a toilet replacement in the short run, you are saving a lot of money in the long run. A new toilet will require less maintenance, less cleaning and less repairs. You can also opt for water-saving toilets that will save you money on your future water bills.


Is it time for a toilet replacement?

Are any of these 5 signs relevant to your and your toilet? If so, it might be time for a new bathroom toilet! For all your toilet replacement needs, head on over and discover our range of toilets at MyHomeware today!

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