Replacing a Toilet: How to Know When it’s TimeIf you’ve been having problems with the toilet in your Indianapolis home, how do you know whether to repair it or replace it? While fixing minor problems is easy enough, you might be better off getting a new one if you have an older one or if you’re having any of the following issues.

Frequent Clogs

Most homeowners have to get the plunger out to unclog their toilets every so often, but having to do so frequently could mean it’s time to invest in a new one. Otherwise, you could end up having a major clog that leads to overflow and considerable water damage to your home.


Leaks can result in a lot of water damage and cause your water bills to skyrocket. If a newer toilet has a leak in the bowl or in the tank, repairing it as soon as possible shouldn’t be a big deal. If you have an older one, though, you’re more likely to save money in the long run by having it replaced rather than repaired. It’s also important to look for cracks in the bowl or tank, which can lead to major leaks.

Broken Parts

If your toilet has one or more broken parts, compare the cost of replacing these parts with the cost of having a whole new one installed. If you have an older one, you might be better off getting a new one instead of spending money on making repairs or replacing parts.

High Water Bills

If you have an older toilet, flushing it uses a significant amount of water. Even if you’re not having problems with it, replacing it can help you save money on your water bills.

If you decide to go with a replacement, have a professional plumber install it. Your plumber can help you choose a high-quality, high-efficiency toilet that uses less water than your current one and requires less maintenance over time.

If you need professional help replacing one or more toilets in your home, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been providing plumbing and HVAC services to Indianapolis homeowners for 30 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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