It may seem like an odd fact but were you aware that the average person uses the toilet about 2,500 times a year? That’s a great deal of time spent on something we don’t give a second thought to most of the time. Nearly everyone has at least one bathroom in their home. Wouldn’t it be inconvenient then, if our toilet was not in good working order? What do we need to do to ensure our toilet is working well?

Toilets are actually quite complex in their design and require every part to function well. Would it surprise you to know that if a home inspector sees damage such as chips in the porcelain, it would be written down as a defective toilet? Give a periodic check of the bowl to look for any signs of damage

How do you test to see if your toilet is working well? Flush each toilet in the house to see if any are very slow when filling back up. Observe if they are taking too much time to flush as well.

Have you noticed that the toilet is continuously running? It may not appear to be a big deal, but constantly using that much water in your toilet all the time could end up proving very costly, especially if you have mains water. Even with a private well, you would be just wasting your water and damage could be done to the pump. In either situation, a running or defective toilet could cause a problem.

Were you aware of how much water each toilet flush usually uses? Toilets that have been manufactured since 1994 are restricted to 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush due to federal law. That’s still a lot of water.

If you feel you have a problem with a defective toilet, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to schedule an inspection.