Home and business owners have to weigh maintenance expenses carefully to ensure that they are making the best financial decisions for the home or business. Sometimes those choices are harder to make when you are unsure of the criteria needed to make a decision. That is often the case when deciding between making a repair to your toilet or replacing the toilet.
If you are having a hard time deciding whether you need to make some repairs to your toilet, or just replace your toilet, we may be able to help in your decision making process. Answering a few questions will help determine the best way to proceed with your toilet part replacement or new toilet installation:
- Do you have a toilet tank that is slow to fill?
- Is your toilet running for too long after a flush?
- Is the handle loose or ineffective in flushing?
- Does your toilet clog frequently?
- Does your toilet leak around the base?
- Are there cracks in the porcelain?
- Is your toilet getting harder to keep clean?
Answering “yes” to two or more of these may mean forgoing repairs and just replacing the whole toilet.
This will mean more money up front, but it will save you in time and repairs in the long term. A new toilet usually means water savings, which translates into saving money.
If you answered “no” to most of these and only have a wiggly handle or a tank that is slow to fill, replacing the interior parts may buy you some time before the entire toilet needs to be replaced. Replacing the handle, flapper or fill valve are repairs that are pretty straightforward and can be cost effective, especially if it is a newer toilet that simply gets a lot of use. Replacing a wax seal at the base is a repair that is straightforward, but of course requires that the toilet be uninstalled and reinstalled, so it a bit more time consuming, but worth it to prevent water leak damaged to floors.
That Plumber can replace the flapper, handle and/or fill valves, saving water and the aggravation of listening to a toilet run all the time. Just give us a call at 330-494-8054 for an appointment!
That Plumber offers toilet part replacement, including toilet handles, flappers, fill valves and wax seals in Northeast Ohio, including Hartville, North Canton, Uniontown, Green, Alliance, Louisville, Massillon, Akron and surrounding areas. Contact Us for a toilet repair quote!