As a homeowner, you put a lot of effort into maintaining your home and ensuring everything is in working order. One of the most essential systems you need to maintain is your plumbing. You rely on your toilet for daily use but probably don’t think much about it until it has an issue. Like other appliances in your home, you’ll need a new toilet after many years of use. However, determining when to schedule a toilet replacement may not be easy. 

It can be frustrating when your toilet doesn’t work correctly or appears damaged. Fortunately, with a team of professional plumbers in Medina, OH, Dan’s Drain Services has the experience and knowledge to help you make the decision on a toilet replacement. 

Signs You Need a New Toilet

When you need a new toilet, there are clear signs that show it’s time to schedule a toilet replacement with a professional plumber. Here are a few common indications that you may need a new toilet:

Constant Clogging

It’s never a pleasant experience to deal with a clogged toilet bowl. However, random and frequent clogs may indicate a serious problem with your toilet. In addition, older toilets with low flush features may experience clogs too often. 

If you encounter toilet clogs more than once a week, or the clogs seem random and odd, you may need a new toilet. However, if you don’t want to lose the water-saving benefits of a low-flush toilet, remove the old toilet and replace it with one of the newer models. 

Modern plumbing technology has improved toilet efficiency, allowing you to enjoy savings on your monthly water bill. For example, purchasing and installing a dual-flush toilet can enable you to control the amount of water you flush to control your water usage.

Tank Cracks

If you notice puddles of water around the toilet’s base, check for cracks. Even though your toilet may operate effectively, a leak results in wasted water, damaging your floor and producing mold or mildew. 

Inspect your toilet tank and bowl for any cracks. If you don’t see any visible cracks, lift your toilet seat and add dye to your toilet water to see if it leaks onto the floor. If you notice a minor hairline crack, you may be able to fix it by sealing the crack with waterproof epoxy. However, more significant damages may result in the need for a toilet replacement. 


When you have a wobbly toilet, it may be an issue with loose screws. Tightening the nuts and bolts will firmly attach your toilet to the floor again. However, a wobbly toilet can also indicate a more significant problem. 

A broken toilet flange may cause the toilet to move because the toilet is no longer anchored to the flange, which gets secured to the subfloor. Furthermore, the floor beneath the toilet may have been damaged or could be rotting away. So if you notice wobbling with your toilet, call our professional plumbers to inspect it. 

Running Toilet

One of the most annoying plumbing problems is the constantly running toilet. In addition to the noise, a running toilet also wastes water. While you may not need a new toilet immediately, it’s still an issue you should solve. 

The most common cause of a running toilet is when the flapper valve doesn’t seal. Sometimes, wiggling the seal can provide a temporary fix, but if it starts running again, you’ll have to replace the flapper valve. We don’t suggest replacing your toilet if this is the only issue, but the toilet may also have a broken fill valve in the tank, which is a bigger problem. 

Contact Dan’s Drain Services for New Toilet Installation!

When you need a new toilet for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us for quick and affordable installation. We send a professional plumber to remove your old toilet and install a new replacement. Our certified plumber will also set the toilet to your floor, ensuring everything is connected correctly and secured. 

Whether you need a new toilet for your home or want to schedule repiping services in Medina County, OH, contact Dan’s Drain Services for quality work and friendly service today!

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