There comes a time in life when you think about replacing the most used fixture in your home: your toilet.
If you’ve had the toilet for a number of years, you probably don’t give it a second thought until you need a repair or the “flapper” changed. But maybe you’re thinking of replacing that porcelain throne with something a little different.
Before we get to the new stuff, let’s review the old stuff. As hardy as porcelain is, it can develop hairline fractures that will widen over time. Because the toilet bowl & tank are holding water, the fracture can become a leaky crack quickly.
Another common complaint is a wiggly toilet. This could be a simple fix; the bolts may have become loose and need tightening. Or, it’s possible that water has leaked under the toilet and now the flooring has weakened and it could be rotting, causing the toilet to wobble.
There are any number of reasons why you want to replace your toilet.
You can get overwhelmed with all the choices available today. You may want a toilet that is higher, especially if you have a bad back or knees. Also, there is an elongated seat, which many find much more comfortable to sit on. There are toilets that have bidets built in; (some with a seat warmer) the list seems to stretch as far as your imagination.
Most contemporary toilets have been engineered for efficient flushing. Older models can use 1 ½ gallons or more to flush. Today’s newer models cap it off at 1.25 gallons or less. Some models even have a choice of flush: one of solids and another for liquid waste.
If you are considering a bathroom remodel or just want to change out your toilet, Firkus Plumbing would be glad to help! Give us a call today at 541-382-7710.