Hey guys, there's a question I've wanted to ask for a while, but just keep forgetting.
Every year, I have to replace the flapper in all of my toilets. I live in South Florida, and our water quality is pretty good (supposed to be the best in South Florida). I'm trying to figure out WHY these flappers go bad, literally every year. My guess is that they're simply made of cheaper materials now. I don't remember my dad having to do this every year back in the 80s and 90s when I was growing up.
Is there an alternative to replacing them with the cheap red ones you get from Home Despot? Or is there a longer-lasting alternative?
Reason I ask is... I want to rent my house out again in a couple of years. When I rented it out (when I lived out of state) last time... I got frantic calls from the tenant almost on a yearly basis... and I really don't want to have to deal with this again.