When is it Time for a New Toilet?

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One of the most common questions we here at Scott English Plumbing, Inc. get asked is: do I need a new toilet? Well, while toilets rarely wear out, there are several situations in which a new toilet is your best option. In this post, we’ll discuss the most common reasons to replace your toilet in California. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Flushing Issues

If you regularly experience chronic or excessive clogging and flushing issues, you may need a new toilet. Older models of toilets had much more narrow drains that are not always up to the task of flushing the waste of a large family. Experiencing any chronic and regular difficulty when flushing your toilet is almost always a sign that a new porcelain throne is on your immediate horizon.

Toilet Cracks and Fractures

Another common reason to replace a toilet is a crack of fracture. Since toilets are typically constructed from porcelain, they’re quite prone to cracking and breaking under undue stress. Unfortunately, any crack or fracture will only get worse over time. So, if you’ve noticed one or several fractures in your toilet, then it’s probably time to consider replacing it.

Internal Leaks

A leaking toilet can cost thousands of dollars a year in wasted water. Internally leaking toilets are even more notorious for unwittingly wasting water. Unfortunately, figuring out that your toilet is leaking often takes experiencing at least one overly high water bill. Once you notice a spike in your bill, you’ll likely go on the hunt for leaks. More often than not, the culprit behind increased water bills is usually a toilet with an internal leak. To check for internal leaks, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Then, watch the bowl for a few hours. If you notice any food dye in the bowl, then the toilet leaks, and it’s time to consider purchasing a new one.


Older toilets are far less efficient than modern ones. They waste water and are less effective at removing waste. Luckily, new models of toilets are more productive, have more extensive drains, and are less likely to leak than their predecessors. In short, if your toilet uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, then it’s probably time for a new one.

Experiencing One or More of These Toilet Issues? Contact Scott English Plumbing, Inc. for a New Toilet Today!

So, if you’ve been experiencing one or more of the previously mentioned toilet problems, then give us a call. We’re the go-to company for all your new toilet needs. From helping fix your broken old toilet to installing a new one for you, we have you covered. Contact us if you have any further questions regarding toilets today!