Are you unsure if your toilet should be repaired or replaced? There are many good reasons to do both. These are the facts you need to make the right choice.
Why you should rebuild your old toilet.
- The old one flushes well and has never experienced any stoppages.
- It still looks great.
- It is comfortable for you. The seat height is just right.
- It is cheaper to repair or rebuild than to buy a new one.
- Cast iron drain pipes are installed in your house.
- This is very important! Cast iron drain lines require 3-5 gallons more water than an older toilet to flush the waste from your drain system. The current regulations limit the amount of water that a toilet can flush to 1.28 Gallons per flush. This can lead to debris building up in cast iron drain pipes.
- We’ve seen clients who had to replace entire drain systems, or endure stoppage after stoppage due to stoppages caused by another company installing a low-flow toilet in a cast iron drainage system.
- If the toilet is beyond repair, a plumber will not recommend a replacement. However, they might recommend moving the toilets to other bathrooms to reduce future stopspages.
Why you should get rid of your old toilet:
- Your toilet of builder grade has never flushed well. Class five toilets flush fantastic!
- Instead of an elongated, round seat for your toilet, you can choose a circular one.
- PVC drain lines are available and the transition is seamless.
- You want to conserve water.
- Some cities offer rebates for toilet replacement. This can help offset the cost of repair or replacement.
- You are looking for a taller toilet.
- It is possible to spend more on a toilet rebuild than what it cost initially.