Toilets can last for up to 50 years under average conditions. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t need to spend money maintaining it throughout its useful life. Furthermore, there are many factors that could cause your toilet to fail in less than 50 years.
How Often Is the Toilet Used?
One of the main factors in determining how long a toilet will last is how many people use it and how often it is flushed. Generally speaking, the more often a toilet is flushed, the more likely it is to have a relatively short useful life. Additionally, toilets that are used on a regular basis could be at a higher risk of cracks or other damage that may be difficult or impossible to repair.
Toilets Will Need to Be Maintained
While the toilet itself could last for many decades, components within it may need to be replaced every few years. At We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air in Murrieta, California, we can take steps such as replacing a flapper or lever arm to ensure that your toilet always flushes. We can also help to determine why the toilet won’t stop running or why the tank won’t fill in a timely manner.
Newer Toilets Tend to Use Less Water
Over the past 30 years, toilets have been designed to use less water per flush. They have also been designed to get rid of waste in fewer flushes, which can help save money and the environment at the same time. Therefore, if you have a toilet that has been in your home or rental property for more than 20 or 30 years, it may be time to strongly consider getting a new one.
If you’re looking to put a new toilet in your home, call the folks at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air in Murrieta. We will also be able to help with drain cleanings, water heater inspections, and indoor air quality assessments.