If you’re tired of jiggling the handle to make your toilet behave after flushing, it might be time to replace its inner workings. In many cases, toilets run for more complex reasons. Higher water bills could also indicate a silent leak that can be difficult to detect.
Over the years, toilets can accumulate sediment build-up that will affect proper filling and flushing performance. Additionally, toilets that are 20+ years in age waste a tremendous amount of water. Toilet water use can vary significantly. Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water with every flush. Federal plumbing standards now specify that new toilets can only use up to 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF), and there are high-efficiency toilets that use only 1.28 (GPF.)
Your trusted service professionals at Mike Counsil Plumbing are standing by to help you determine if your existing toilet is in need of repair or if a replacement fixture is more suitable for your situation.