Home ownership comes with many rewards such as pride, emotional satisfaction, financial advantages, tax breaks, etc but it can have drawbacks from time to time as well. One such drawback is a leaky toilet. A toilet is something you don’t think about fixing or maintaining until there’s a problem.
I remember one such time on a New Year’s Eve. We were scheduled to have an elaborate party that evening, at our house, with friends and family. Early that morning our dog started barking and we went downstairs to see what the commotion was – only to find a pool of water in our kitchen, on our newly laid hardwood floors. I cannot tell you how many emotions I felt within a split second. Needless to say we ended up with a kitchen full of commercial dryers and had to cancel our New Year’s plans. The culprit, an upstairs toilet had leaked all night long.
Fortunately, we were able to salvage our hardwood floors, and it taught me a very valuable lesson. Every month I check my toilets to make sure there are no leaks around them. A good way to remember to check for leaks is to do it when you replace your air filters. Performing a routine check of your toilets may help you from a disaster like I had. If you do find yourself with a leaky toilet you can call a professional to fix the problem, or watch this short video and see if you have the chops to do it yourself.
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