When Should I Replace My Toilet Seat?

February 5, 2019


When was the last time you replaced your toilet seat? Typically, this is an overlooked topic of discussion, but it also happens to be something rather important. If you’re not sure when to swap out your current toilet seat, then here are some things to keep in mind:


Does your toilet seat typically move around? If this is the case, then it’s important to replace the seat. The reason being is that it could not only break indefinitely, but a loose toilet seat is rather unsafe for guests, kids, and seniors, posting as a serious safety hazard.


Depending on how long you’ve had your toilet seat, if it’s white/off-white and is changing to a different hue, then you should start scouting out new options. Although this happens to be a cosmetic feature, if you plan on selling your home and leave that discolored seat on the bowl, that might deter some buyers from seeing the potential in your home.


Just like concrete, a toilet seat should never be coming apart. From splitting down the middle to chipping at the sides, the seat can break even further — which not only has the potential to cause bodily injury, but a crevice could foster harmful bacteria over time (despite using an array of cleaning products).


Are you thinking about updating your bathroom’s overall appearance? If so, then you might want to consider picking out a new toilet seat in the process. Indeed, this is a small detail — but you’ll see how well a new toilet seat ties the space together, especially if your bathroom underwent a full renovation!

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