If you’re having trouble with your toilet, you may conclude that replacing it with an entirely new unit is the only solution. While replacement is the best option in some cases, a simple repair or a new part may be all you need to get your current toilet to flush like new. Here are a few signs that it’s time for an upgrade, rather than a maintenance or repair job.

Reoccurring Clogs

A few clogs within the lifetime of a toilet is normal but if your toilet is frequently backed-up, it’s time to consider replacing it. If you’re experiencing random stoppages on a weekly basis, have your toilet replaced with a newer model. Newer toilets are more energy-efficient so you’ll conserve water and save money on utility bills in the long run by updating to a more modern toilet.

Cracks and Leaks

If you notice any hairline cracks in the porcelain of your toilet, either on the bowl or tank, you may want to consider having your toilet replaced. These cracks can lead to leaks that will waste water, affect the performance of your toilet, and potentially result in warped flooring and mildew if left untreated. These cracks may be repairable, but often they’re so small that detecting them is difficult. Before replacing your toilet, consult a professional plumber to determine the true source of the problem—leaks can also be caused by a broken flange, a part that can be easily replaced.

Other Concerns

You may choose to replace your toilet for reasons other than its performance. Maybe your current commode works just fine but you want to redesign your bathroom, or maybe you want to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model. Not only are new toilet models better at conserving water, they also reduce septic waste, which is helpful for the environment. A professional plumber will be able to suggest the model and brand of toilet that will best suit your needs.

For toilet maintenance and repair, as well as new toilet installation and any advice about the plumbing features in your home, trust the professional team at Priority Plumbing. For more information about our variety of services, including emergency plumbing calls across Toronto, contact us today at Priority Plumbing.