Why “If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It” is Wrong!
Home repairs are never fun. As the old saying goes, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
This post is contrary to that wisdom. Here’s why:
Don’t be too quick to ignore the functionality and the reliability of smaller things in your home, like a toilet for example.
While you may spend a little money on a newer model toilet, it could save you money down the road. A water-saving model could quickly pay for itself in a few years, and then, there is the good feeling of participating in the conservation of our natural resources.
Having to plunge a toilet more than once a week could motivate you to spend money on a replacement especially if having made repairs to the flapper and fill valve didn’t solve the issue.
Maybe your existing toilet has ugly scratches that make it difficult to clean.
Maybe there are cracks in the tank or bowl that you’re concerned will develop into a leak at the worst possible time.
The average cost to replace a toilet is around $400 with models ranging more and less based on the features and brands.
Round toilet bowls tend to take up less room, are less expensive and better suited for children.
Elongated bowls generally take more place, have more powerful flushing action, more comfortable, more stylish and cost more.
Replacing the shut-off valve for the toilet could be a good thing to do while you’re replacing the toilet.
Generally, it is as old as the toilet and having a reliable valve that works could be very convenient in a future repair or emergency.
Before you write off replacing small things here and there, look at it as an investment or an upgrade to your home.