Regular home maintenance is a key to saving money later on, but there are some areas of the home that we might not think about when it comes to maintenance. One of those areas is the toilet. If we’re honest, we probably don’t give them a second thought, but what would happen if the toilets in our house stopped working? No doubt, chaos and misery, so then, what are some ways to check if our toilets are working as they should?
It may surprise you to learn that toilets have quite a complex design that require each part to be in good working order. One of the first things you could check is the toilet bowl. Did you know that a home inspector would note a toilet down as being defective if they found any damage or chips in the porcelain?
You can perform a simple test to check if the toilet system is working properly, begin by flushing each toilet in the home and note the amount of time it takes for them to fill up again. If you notice it taking a long time, then you might have a problem with it that needs fixing. This would be the case also if it takes an unusual amount of time to flush.
You might have had a defective toilet for a while without realizing it, this might the case if your toilet is constantly running. Although you may have become used to it, its probably costing you money to leave it functioning like this. If your home uses private well water, by leaving the problem, you are causing probable damage to the pump as well as wasting precious water.
We can see, after this very brief review, that regular toilet maintenance is important. This is especially so when we think that the average person will use the toilet about 2500 times a year, which means in a large household, the toilet is being used thousands of times.