Ask a Portland Plumber: When is it Time to Replace it?

We know you don’t ever want to deal with a clogged toilet bowl. It’s unsanitary and pretty much straight-up nasty, but it’s even worse on Thanksgiving or around the holidays when you have a household full of family and friends.

Yes, several basic preventative measures can be taken to avoid a toilet clog, but the most effective method is to upgrade your toilet bowl.

If your toilet is experiencing frequent clogs or is consistently slow to drain, it’s time to call in an expert. Other signs include surface scratches and cracked porcelain or pipe. Age is also a contributor to toilet bowl failure. If yours is an older model and you want to be proactive about avoiding plumbing inconveniences and clogs, definitely consider an upgrade.

How Can 3 Mountains Plumbingg Help?

We have been in the business of assisting Portland homeowners with toilet bowl clogs for over 13 years. To this end, we are prepared, fully stocked, and ready to deliver and install our highest toilet bowl recommendation: Toto Ultra Max. We also recommend American Standard Cadet Pro toilets which, while not quite as powerful as the Toto brand, are another great buy.

Benefits of a New Toilet Bowl

Installing a new and reliable toilet bowl before guests arrive for the holidays is a great idea, but more than that, new toilets can work to save you money.

At 3 Mountains Plumbing, we recommend 1.28-gallon toilet bowls. These toilets require less water to do the same job. By installing a new 1.28-gallon bowl you conserve water and save money on both repairs and utility bills. You also save time (and embarrassment) from having to plunge or call a plumber to alleviate a toilet clog.

Call 3 Mountains Plumbing today. Our fully trained and licensed journeymen plumbers are ready to help you avoid awkward plumbing situations this holiday season.

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