6 Signs It’s Time For A Toilet Replacement in Pennsylvania

6 Signs It’s Time For A Toilet Replacement in Pennsylvania

  • bathroom remodeling
toilet replacement in Pennsylvania by McHales KBA

Your bathroom’s toilet can run for a long time if you keep it properly maintained. However, you’ll eventually find a problem that can’t easily be fixed or find a problem too late to fix it. If that’s the case, you’ll want to call McHale’s KBA to get a toilet replacement for your Pennsylvania home. However, you’ll have to be able to tell when you need to call for a replacement. If you can’t tell when you need to replace it, you might wind up breaking your toilet and causing some major water damage.

Here are six signs you should schedule a toilet replacement for your Pennsylvania home:


Frequent repairs

As appliances and fixtures get older, they tend to require more repairs to keep them operational. Repairing your toilet often will result in the bills adding up. Eventually, it’ll be cheaper to just go out and get a new toilet. Next time you call to get an older toilet fixed, ask about whether getting a new toilet would be more viable.


Old age

As mentioned above, older toilets often require more repair work to keep running. However, older toilets also are likely to not be as water-efficient as newer models. Buying a newer toilet model can help you save money on your water bills as well as saving the environment.


Surface damage

As toilets get older and are scrubbed during cleaning, they tend to accumulate a variety of scratches. As well as being unattractive, scratches make it harder to keep your toilet clean. If you find yourself cleaning your toilet too often or just want an aesthetic change, call us about getting a new toilet.



A wobbly toilet is a sign of either a minor problem or a major problem. At best, you could have some screws loose that can easily be tightened by a plumber. On the other hand, the floor beneath the toilet might be damaged or rotting due to water. Either way, you should call a plumber in case it’s something serious.


Mineral deposits

Homeowners who have to deal with hard water may find mineral buildups on their toilets and other plumbing. For a toilet, minerals can accumulate in the inlet holes or siphon tube, preventing water from flowing effectively. If you’re lucky, you can chip away at the blockage and keep your toilet working. Otherwise, you might need to buy a new model. If you have hard water and want to avoid this issue, consider purchasing a water softener for your home.


Inefficient flushing

Are you an environmentally aware homeowner who keeps careful stock of their resource usage? If you are, you might want to consider getting a new toilet to save on water. When it comes to modern models, your average toilet uses three to five gallons per flush and low-flush models only use around two. If you’re looking to help save water, try getting a new toilet to replace your old model.


What makes McHale’s KBA my best choice for bathroom remodeling?

We have award-winning Certified Kitchen Designers by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) & The National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI) on staff. We’ll come to your home and give you a complimentary design consultation. Next, we set up an appointment in our state of the art showroom. We have a diverse selection of good, better and best products to fit every budget. Our interior designers will help you choose all the materials in our unique design center. You can see your products in the same light that is in your home. Our design center has fluorescent, halogen, LED, general, task, hi-hats, under cabinets & natural sunlight. Different types of lighting make a big difference in how your home looks. You’ll see the color and texture of your cabinets and tile change under different lighting styles. After your showroom experience, you’ll never say “that’s not what it looked like in your showroom”. We help you visualize your project with computer-aided designs. Call McHale’s KBA to learn more about how we can help you with a toilet replacement in Pennsylvania!

By McHales Kitchen and Bath

The Difference New Cabinets Can Make in Your Kitchen

The Difference New Cabinets Can Make in Your Kitchen

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New kitchen cabinets

Your kitchen is one of the focal points in your home. As a room where people often congregate or spend time preparing meals for family and guests, it should reflect your style. Like every other appliance or fixture in your home, pieces of your kitchen can only last so long. Your kitchen cabinets aren’t any different. Consider how often you open and close them – several times a day! Over the course of several years, your cabinets can suffer from some serious wear and tear. But, with a little thought and help along the way, you can transform your space into the kitchen of your dreams. This task may sound overwhelming, but you can have peace of mind knowing that McHale’s Kitchen and Bath is ready to help you. 

When Do I Need New Cabinets?

Cabinets that are regularly used can typically last around 50 years. If your house was build within the last few years, yours may not need replacement yet. However, if you’re looking to make a change, don’t let that stop you! Here are some signs that your cabinets need to be replaced: 

  • Water damage. Most kitchen cabinets are made of wood, so water damage over time isn’t uncommon. If you notice that your cabinets have started to warp, bubble, blacken, or de-laminate, it’s definitely time to have them replaced. Warping can make them unable to open or close properly, so their function will be compromised. If you ever see any mold or mildew, they should be replaced immediately.
  • Functionality. Are your cabinets hard to reach? When you open one, does it bump into another? Are they hard to open or close? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your cabinets are more of a hassle than a help.
  • Softening. Your kitchen cabinets should always be sturdy. Press around the sides of the cabinet box – does it seem soft or like it’s warping at all under the pressure? This is a sign that your whole cabinet system could be at risk. In this case, replacement is necessary.
  • Overall condition. If the base of your cabinets has softened, or they have warped too much, you need replacement. As an essential piece of any kitchen, it’s important that they function properly. 

Why Choose McHale’s?

We have been in the remodeling business for over 60 years. During that time, we have become factory authorized dealers of KraftMaid and Wellborn cabinetry. We have both on display in our warehouse and are ready for installation once you choose your favorite type. 

Don’t try to make these hard remodeling decisions by yourself. McHale’s is here to help, so call us today!

By McHales Kitchen and Bath