Lethbridge Plumber advice on New Toilets
When the old toilet in your home starts to cause problems, it can be a very annoying thing! A toilet that’s constantly running, for instance, is using water constantly as well as draining water constantly. That’s not good for anyone. Other toilet failure symptoms include: fills very slowly; have to double flush all the time; have to hold the handle down; have to keep a plunger next to the toilet.
You always have options when your toilet isn’t working right.
- You can fix it, which is to replace the part that is causing the grief. The trouble with fixing a troublesome toilet is that there is often another failure waiting to happen. And it usually happens a day or two after the plumber leaves!
- You can rebuild it, which is to replace all of the seals, bolts, gaskets and moving parts in the toilet. This is certainly better than the ‘fix’ option, but it also has its drawbacks. A toilet that flushes poorly is not necessarily going to flush better after a rebuild. The mechanics of the flush won’t change. The cost of rebuilding a toilet is usually going to be 50% or more than the cost of just replacing it.
Which brings us to option 3.
- Replace it! This is almost always the best option. A new toilet with a warranty, better engineering and way less water consumption. With Dual Flush, and Low Flow design, its very hard to beat.
A good plumber can help with any of the above options. And a good plumber shouldn’t pressure you into choosing any particular option. At My Service Company, we provide options with information, never pressure. We’ll share our opinion with you, but the decision is always yours.