Your toilet, I bet you never give it much thought. You use it many times a day, in fact the average person spends a solid 3 years of their life sitting on a toilet. ( Great time to catch up on our reading )
I bet you also did not know that your toilet is the biggest user of water in your house, 30% of your total water usage. The average toilet in an existing home uses 3.5 gallons of water per flush, which equals to 10,560 gallons of water per person per year !!
Ever notice your toilet seems to fill all by itself. I always hear mine at night. That is a sign that the flapper in your toilet needs to be replaced. You may not think it is important, but an old leaking flapper can waste 200 gallons of water a day ! That really adds up over a period of time.
Flappers can be a simple fix, just reach in, remove and install a new one. But while you are in there, look around, there are a few other things that need to be looked at. The old fill valve may need new rings, the float ball and rod may need adjusting, the fill tube may be wearing out.
All of these items can be a simple fix, don’t let it overwhelm you. If you are a handy person, remove your old flapper and take it to the store and match it up to a new one, there are many to choose from. Or call me, I will be glad to walk you thru and questions you may have.
Happy Flushing !!