We all know that a toilet gets a lot of use but, were you aware that, on average in one year, a person will flush the toilet about 2500 times? In a large household, that’s a lot. Imagine the chaos that would ensue if the toilets in our homes were to malfunction for any reason. It’s with good reason, then, that a home inspector will take time to give bathrooms, including the toilets, a thorough inspection. What should you do if you want to check that the toilets in your home are working properly?

Firstly, flush the toilet then observe how much time it takes to fill back up again. Does it seem to be a long time? If so, the toilet may not be working right. The same would be true if the toilet takes a long time to flush.

Another problem some toilets develop is constantly running water. This may be something you’ve got used to and don’t even notice anymore, however, as well as wasting precious water it is also a big waste of money if left for a long time without being fixed. It could also damage the pump if you are using private well water.

A visual inspection of the toilet bowl is another check you can do. Have a look to see if there are any chips or cracks in the porcelain. Did you know that a home inspection will list the toilet as faulty if they discover damage to the toilet bowl?

From time to time, it’s good to give the toilets in your home a brief inspection by following these simple steps and, don’t forget to have any issues fixed immediately.