Fun fact: Did you know that the average person uses the toilet around 2500 times each year? That's a lot of water used just to go to the bathroom. Were you also aware that toilets made since 1994 have a 1.6 gallon per flush restriction? It’s still a great deal of water.
Although it looks simple, a toilets design is actually quite complex. Every part needs to be working well for it to function. One area that you should try and check often is the toilet bowl. Check for any signs of cracking or chipping in the porcelain. You might find it interesting to note that a home inspector would list a toilet as defective in it had this kind of damage.
In order to test whether your toilet is operating correctly, flush each toilet in the house. Observe how long it takes to fill back up again and if it is taking too long to flush. These may be signs that it is not working properly.
Perhaps you have a toilet that is continuously running. Maybe its something you have become used to, but constant running water can cost you a lot of money, and if you use well water, it could even be damaging the pump.
As you can see, there are a few simple things we can do to ensure our toilet is in good condition. If you have any questions about your bathroom or any area of the home, please feel free to contact us.