Even those that are familiar with the occasional silliness of the National Calendar Day, will be surprised to learn there is a National #ToiletTankRepairMonth. While this may seem somewhat over-the-top ridiculous, there is a reason for the holiday. The reason that #ToiletTankRepairMonth is observed is that it is designed to save you money.
If you are in your bathroom and hear the sound of the sink faucet dripping, you usually stop what you’re doing to turn it off. But what happens when you don’t hear the sound of water dripping? If your toilet is leaking, you usually won’t be able to hear the drip, drip, drip. What this means is a lot of water and money are wasted (or literally down the drain).
According to The Environmental Protection Agency, a leaking toilet wastes about 200 gallons of water a day. Let’s face it: nobody wants to be wasting this precious natural resource. Things to consider:
- A small leak can stop a toilet from flushing properly, which usually means double, triple, or even quadruple the amount of water wasted.
- Thirty-eight percent of household water use comes from toilet flushing and can be one of the greatest sources of water waste in the home.
- An average leaking toilet squanders up to 78,000 gallons of water per year. To get an idea of how much that is, consider the fact that it is enough to fill two swimming pools packing the average-sized backyard.
Some of the more common problems people have with their toilets include:
- A loose or worn lever
- Broken flapper inside the tank
- Spilling over of the flush valve
- Fill valve won’t shut off
- A loud refilling toilet
Gene Wagner Plumbing is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our customers while using the most state-of-the-art, quality materials available in the marketplace. Contact us or call us at 414-541-9217.