When Do I Need to Replace My Toilet?


Every kingdom has a throne, while every home has a toilet. While the comparison may be uncanny, there is a difference: an actual throne can withstand the test of time, while a porcelain throne may need to be replaced. If you’re not sure whether your toilet needs to be replaced or not, then here are some common replacement signs to look for:

It’s Always Broken

No matter what you do or how many times you call the plumber, you toilet always seems to have an issue. Whether it be a clog in the drain or it begins to fill with water in the wrong places, it’s possible that your toilet (contrary to belief) could be indefinitely broken. If this seems to be the case for you, then it’s best to look into having your toilet replaced by one of our licensed and certified plumbers at Mitch Wright!

It’s a Strange Color

Let’s face it: toilets from years ago had a personality of their own! Coming in a collection of bright, cheery colors (such as blue and pink) these ~fun~ looking toilets are quite old and may not be up-to-date in terms of current plumbing practices. Although this isn’t the case for more bright colored toilets, there is the possibility that it could give way eventually — and that will lead to flooding within your home.

It’s on the Move

If you happen to sit upon your throne and it begins to move with force, then it’s time to replace your toilet. Believe it or not, your toilet isn’t supposed to move at all — if anything, only the toilet seat (which might need a replacement, too). If that’s the case, then it’s pertinent that you look into having a new toilet installed in your home, because that will not only be a safer bet, but it will also save you money down the line if the wobbly toilet causes some damage along the way.

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we offer, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044