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Toilet Repair and Installation in Colorado Springs
We use toilets multiple times every day, but they often go overlooked until they start leaking or have a clog. Like other major appliances in your home, your toilet may need repairs over the years. It will also have to be replaced after years of use.
How do you know when it’s time to call a plumber to repair your current toilet or install a new one?
Common Reasons for Toilet Repair
The average Colorado Springs homeowner does a great deal of DIY repairs and quick fixes, but when it comes to a toilet, you may need to set an appointment for a professional toilet repair.
The Toilet’s Tank Has Cracks
When your toilet tank had its first hairline crack, you likely fixed it with epoxy. But, if the crack continued to grow despite your best efforts, it could be time for a toilet repair.
If you walk into your bathroom and see a puddle of water around your toilet, you may have a leak that you can’t see. A puddle around your toilet could be an indicator that the wax seal around the base has failed or that there is a crack in the toilet bowl itself.
Your Toilet Wobbles
While you may have gotten used to it over time, a toilet that wobbles or rocks when used is not normal. If your toilet is unstable, contact a professional plumber soon to evaluate the problem.
In some instances, a wobbly toilet could just require its bolts to be tightened.
But, a wobbly toilet could also be an indicator that the floor beneath is damaged or rotting and needs repair. A professional plumber will be able to diagnose this.
You Have to Fix Your Toilet Often
If you’ve had to call a plumber several times in the past few years to have your toilet repaired, it may be time to purchase a new one. It will likely save you money in the long run.
These are common problems with toilets that could be causing you money in the long run:
- The toilet has a weak flush that doesn’t work correctly.
- The toilet’s flush is strong, but it doesn’t complete.
- The toilet tank fills with water after being flushed.
- The toilet flushes twice in a row.
- The toilet whistles when the tank is filling.
If your toilet has any of these problems listed or any other plumbing problems, be sure to reach out to our team for professional help.
New Toilet Installation
Although the average toilet can last between 10-15 years, there does come a time when your toilet needs to be replaced. If your toilet is older or beyond repair, a new toilet installation could be the best choice for your home.
Even if your toilet is working properly, you may still want to replace it if you’ve had the same one for many years. Older toilets are usually less efficient than newer toilets. Because of this, older toilets could cause your water bill to be higher.
Benefits of a New Toilet Installation
In addition to no longer worrying about a leaking or broken toilet, a new toilet could benefit your home in many ways. These include having a more efficient toilet and a stylish toilet.
A More Efficient Toilet
According to the EPA, toilets account for 30% of a home’s indoor water usage. With a newly installed toilet, your home could save a significant amount of water. Newer water-efficient toilets use approximately 1.28 gallons per flush while older toilets can use up to 7 gallons per flush.
In 1994, federal plumbing manufacturing regulations passed that require all new toilets to use 1.6 gallons or less per flush. If your home’s toilet was manufactured before 1994, it could be using significantly more water.
A more efficient toilet will also help homeowners to save money. Water-efficient toilets can reduce a family’s water consumption by 20-60%. This equates to about 13,000 gallons of water, which will have a clear impact on your monthly bill.
A More Stylish Toilet
Older toilets tend to be less aesthetically pleasing. For homeowners who are trying to sell their homes or update their bathrooms, a new toilet can make a positive impact on bathroom design.
Beautiful bathrooms have also been shown to sell homes quicker and for a higher price than homes with outdated bathrooms.
Scheduling a New Toilet Installation
If you are looking to install a new toilet in your home or handle any plumbing issue, be sure to call the professionals at WireNut Home services. With our wide array of plumbing services, we are sure that we can help you and your home.
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