A common problem, which a lot of people will experience at some point, is a non-functioning toilet, a situation which is never pleasant and one than can quickly become a major headache if not handled correctly.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the 4 tell-tale signs that you should replace your old toilet with a new one.
It Keeps Getting Blocked
When you notice the water rising in the bowl whenever you flush the toilet, this is a sure sign that there is a problem and a blockage somewhere. In a lot of cases, so long as nothing untoward has been flushed down the toilet, the blockage may just be merely toilet paper and human waste that has lodged itself in a bend in the pipes.
If this is the case, then leaving the matter to dissolve over time could help to clear the blockage without the need for any further action. Try flushing the toilet after a few hours, although only if the level of standing water in the bowl has subsided sufficiently to prevent the toilet from overflowing.
It Keeps Leaking
Another sure sign that it is time to get a new toilet installed in your bathroom or water closet is the problem with constant leaks.
The source of leaks can either be from the fresh water supply coming into the cistern, or worse, it could be coming from the U-bend, which means you could have dirty and contaminated waste water leaking onto your flooring.
Even though some leaks can be patched up and fixed, for permanent peace of mind it is more advisable to install a completely new toilet.
Sometimes, problems with water and air mixing together can cause a toilet to be noisy, and this is a scenario that is quite common with older toilets, especially those where the cistern is situated quite away from the bowl.
Faulty valves and ballcock’s can be the cause of the problem, and this can cause the toilet to be very noisy when flushed.
It’s Avocado Coloured
This may have been de rigueur in 1982, but an avocado coloured toilet or bathroom suite is going to look seriously dated now, in fact most coloured suites look poor. When it comes to choosing a toilet as part of a bathroom suite, you really cannot go wrong with white.