Plumbing & Restoration: Toilet Troubles, Repair Or Replace?

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Toilet RepairThere are few home appliance malfunctions more frustrating than a poor performing toilet. This could be anything from a toilet that gets clogged all too easily or a toilet that is constantly running. Either way, it’s always an awful feeling being unable to use a toilet in your business or home when you need it most. At times it may be troublesome determining if you need your toilet to be repaired or replaced. All Star Plumbing & Restoration is here to assist in that decision and perform any and all handiwork that goes into it.

Nothing tests your patience more than a toilet that is consistently getting clogged. If the water in your toilet constantly rises with each flush or clogs very easily, you more than likely have a problem with your drainpipe, most likely a blockage further down into the tubes. Luckily, as a plumbing company, clogged toilets are our forte! If the issue is in the piping or sewer line, there is no need to worry about the toilets condition, as the issue that needs tending to is in the pipes, a task All Star Plumbing & Restoration can easily and quickly fix in the vast majority of cases.

If your toilet is constantly running, that may be a separate issue. If your toilet is running long after you flush, your toilet is leaking. This issue may be due to an old flapper valve or require a new toilet flange. This can be a costly issue that should be taken care of sooner than later, as running toilets usually will waste dozens of gallons of water a day, racking up your utility bill to a ridiculous value. In fact, it shouldn’t take very long at all for the money you save on water usage to cover any payments you need to pay a plumber.

The above issues can usually be fixed by unclogging pipes or replacing small parts on the toilet, but there are times when its best to just replace the toilet entirely. If your toilet is more than 20 years old, it should be replaced. More modern toilets use about half the amount of water per flush and prove to be much more efficient and trusty when it comes to doing its job. Newer toilets are built with a low flow design that works to greatly reduce the amount of wasted water, helping the environment and saving you some cash in doing so.

Other reasons to replace a toilet besides age would be if your toilet has needed constant repairs or you have had to replace multiple parts on it time and time again. In those cases, chances are the issue is the toilet itself rather than the parts. If the porcelain is cracked or too scratched, it is definitely time for a new toilet, as scratches make it harder to clean and cracks could lead to leaking. An undetected leak could easily lead to costly water damage to flooring in a short amount of time.

If you are unsure whether to repair or replace your toilet or are having any issues with your toilet at all and live in the Boise/Meridian area, contact All Star Plumbing & Restoration toilet repair services for assistance before a small issue turns into a costly mess.