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Is it Time to Replace Your Toilet?

Last time, we told you about three common plumbing repairs for toilets. As with all other types of home improvements, you may be wondering when it’s better to repair and when it’s better to replace. As a general rule, toilets can last a fairly long time with very little maintenance. However, there are some factors to consider as you decide whether or not to replace your toilet.

Are you concerned about water efficiency? Today’s toilets use a lot less water than older models. That’s because of a 1994 law that set federal standards on how much water could be used per flush. A toilet can use no more than 1.6 gallons of water, but some of the latest water-saving models use as little as 1.28 gallons. Other new technology allows you to choose how much water is needed.

Are you concerned about comfort? Toilet designs have come a long way. Elongated models are considered more comfortable. You can also choose one that sits higher so that it’s easier for older people or those with knee or hip problems.

Are you concerned with style? There are lots of different ways to dress up your bathroom. Toilet styles are now catching up with other types of bathroom fixtures. You may be pleasantly surprised by the options that are available.

If you’re looking for a new toilet or need toilet plumbing repairs in Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Indian Land, or Charlotte, call the experts at Carter Quality Plumbing. We’ll help you choose the right model and can recommend when replacement is the best route to take.

Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!