How Long Do Toilets Last?

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How Long Do Toilets Last?

Toilets are built to last. They are one of the most-used items in the home and take up a large chunk of your water bill, but despite all that use, toilets can last 50 years or more. That’s way longer than any appliance and most shingle roofs!

This isn’t to say that you can just forget about taking care of your toilet for 50 years. But how long can you reasonably expect your toilet to last? There are many factors that determine the lifespan of a toilet.

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Water Efficiency

The biggest difference between older and newer toilets is water efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency set the standard for toilets to use only 1.6 gallons of water per flush. And the newest models are able to use only 1.28 gallons per flush, a significant improvement.

If your toilet isn’t up to these standards, you may want to consider an upgrade. You can save a significant amount of money by upgrading to a water-efficient toilet.

Constant Repairs

As with most things, if you’re making constant repairs to your toilet, it may be more sensible to upgrade to a new unit. Mechanical issues may indicate your toilet isn’t as efficient as it could be, so you’ll be spending more than is necessary.

Consult with your plumber to see if they think it’s time for a new toilet.

Cracks

If there are cracks in your toilet, you’ll need to get it replaced. Cracks lead to leaks, which not only wastes water but can damage your floor and be a safety hazard. If you notice leaking around your toilet, contact a plumber immediately.

Your Toilet Issues, Solved

When you have a problem with your toilet, contact the experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains. Our team is standing by, ready to help with any plumbing problems you may experience. Call us today at 239-932-2959.

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