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81177088-Toilet RepairDo you have a toilet that is giving you trouble? It can be hard to know how to proceed in toilet repair. You may be wondering if it is worth it to have it repaired or if it is time to replace it.

In many situations, it is worth the time and money to invest in toilet repair, as long as the parts needed are relatively inexpensive and the repair that is needed is not major. Some simple and inexpensive toilet repairs include problems in the toilet tank.

Here are some signs that indicate toilet repair is not an option and that it is time to replace it.

  • Cracks– Have you noticed a crack in the bowl or tank of your porcelain toilet when you were cleaning it? This can turn into an unexpected flood in your bathroom. If you have a crack in your porcelain toilet, it is time to replace it before you end up needing to replace your bathroom flooring and cabinets, too!
  • Chronic Clogging– If your toilet is constantly clogging or consistently needs more than one flush to get everything down, chances are the problem is not in your digestive system, but in the toilet itself. Toilets that clog often or require more than one flush are usually older, low-flush toilets and should be replaced so you can save water and save yourself from the headache of plunging often.

We are happy to help you with your toilet repair needs at A Step Above Plumbing in Lithia, Florida. Call us with any of your toilet repair questions today.