Have you ever spent time in a home that doesn’t have an indoor toilet? It is a fairly rare experience these days, but there was a time when the majority of people went to the bathroom in an outhouse or something similar. You can’t deny that having indoor plumbing is a major convenience, and this is why it is important to ensure that your toilet is in good shape. You wouldn’t want to go for an extended period of time with your toilet out of commission.
Another important reason is that a damaged toilet could lead to contaminated water leaking out and causing serious damage to your home or even disease for you and your family.
Your toilet seat shouldn’t rock when you sit down on it. If it does it needs to be fixed. In some cases, this could be due to the seat not being properly attached to the floor or from a failing flange. Either way, it needs to be remedied.
Any cracks in the bowl or tank are going to be a sign that it is time to replace your toilet seat sooner rather than later. There is no reliable way to fix cracking porcelain.