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Blogs from August, 2022


It can be difficult to tell when it’s time to replace certain items. In some cases, we believe we can just continue to maintain and repair them forever. Unfortunately, at some point, almost everything needs to be replaced.

One item that many of us struggle to determine when it’s time to replace is our toilets. How can you tell the difference between problems with our toilets that only require a bit of repair work and issues that mean our toilet needs to be replaced?

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

The toilets in your home shouldn’t be a constant cause for concern. If one or more of your toilets is repeatedly giving you problems, it may be time to replace it. The following are a few tips for determining when it’s time to replace your toilet:

  • Flushing – If your toilet is using too much water to flush, you may need to replace it. Efficient toilets use around two gallons of water per flush. Toilets with efficiency problems often use five gallons of water or more per flush. If you’ve seen a rise in your water bill, an inefficient toilet might be the culprit.
  • Clogging – Toilets get clogged up occasionally, and not every clog is the fault of the toilet. In some cases, improper items being flushed down the toilet or other plumbing problems are the cause. However, if your toilet is constantly clogging up, it could be a sign that you need a new toilet.
  • Repairs – If you are repeatedly having your toilet repaired, those costs are going to add up quickly. In many cases, constant repairs are a sign your toilet is on its last legs and needs to be replaced. Plus, a new toilet won’t require constant repairs, which will save you money in the long run.

Let Our Plumbing Experts Help!

For more than a decade, Smith’s Plumbing Services has provided residential and commercial customers in Memphis with reliable plumbing services. Our plumbers are highly trained, exceptionally skilled, and equipped to solve whatever problems your plumbing system throws at them. Smith’s Plumbing Services is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and our customers’ reviews back that up. Hiring Smith’s Plumbing Services is also cost effective. We offer upfront pricing, which means you’ll never have to worry about surprise fees.

To speak with our experienced plumbers about your situation, call us at (901) 290-1110 or reach out to us online today. Make sure to ask about our specials! We’re available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies.

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