With proper care and occasional maintenance, a toilet can last a long time…a lifetime in fact. If you have a really old toilet that is using water like there’s no tomorrow, you may want to contact your trusted Fort Worth TX plumber to discuss the installation of a new, low-flow toilet. If your current throne meets your needs, however, the following tips – courtesy of the commode experts at www.toiletology.com – will help you get the most out of your comfort station:
- Be extra careful when using tools around your toilet. The simple task of replacing a toilet’s internal flushing system may lead to a cracked bowl; a cracked bowl is the kiss of death for your toilet.
- Take care when handling the toilet lid. When you have to remove it, use both hands; lids are heavy and slippery.
- Don’t use your toilet as a ladder.
- Replace your toilet bowl cleaning brush as soon as the bristles wear down to the metal. Using a worn brush can scratch your toilet bowl. Scratches cannot be repaired.
- Only place flushable toilet paper in your toilet. Gum, paper towels, diapers and bandages don’t belong in there and may lead to clogs.