October in Brooklyn is a time for festivals, crisp fall air and changing colors. But what about home improvement? Autumn presents a great opportunity to inspect your home plumbing, especially your often overlooked toilets. In the average American home, toilets account for up to 27 percent of the total water consumption. What better time to make sure your toilets are up to par than during the month of October also known as National Toilet Tank Repair Month.
At Petri Plumbing, through more than 100 years of servicing toilets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, we’ve learned the importance of preventive maintenance. A faulty or outdated toilet can waste nearly 1,500 gallons of water a day. If your water bill has been increasing, or if something seems off with your toilet, it’s time to get it checked out. Here are some more good reasons to have your toilet inspected this month:
The holidays. The upcoming holiday season can bring a number of extra guests to your home and with them, an extra amount of stress on your home plumbing. Periodic maintenance can help you avoid disastrous and embarrassing failures or mishaps during the holidays.
Utility costs. If your toilet is left running, especially if it’s an older unit, it can waste thousands of gallons of water a day. Not only do you have to pay for that waste, a faulty toilet can result in leaks which bring an entirely different set of unwanted costs. Leaks can lead to water damage and eventually mold, which is hazardous to you and your family’s health.
Overall efficiency. Even if you suspect your toilet to be in good working order, having a professional plumber inspect your plumbing can uncover opportunities for savings. Many of the toilets in Brooklyn’s more historic homes can use up to five gallons in a single flush, compared to modern toilets that use around 1.3 gallons per flush. Just imagine how much you can save on your utility bills with more efficient toilets.
Toilet talk is no laughing matter. Take advantage of National Toilet Tank Repair Month to make sure that your toilets are operating at peak efficiency. In Brooklyn and Manhattan, give the experts at Petri Plumbing a call at 718-748-1254.