Did you know that the toilet in your house can account for up to 40% of your indoor water use? You probably think of your toilet as a standard household necessity—which it definitely is—but it’s more important to your residential plumbing system than you may have realized.
This makes it doubly important that you never ignore indications that the toilet isn’t working the way it should. There are some basic plumbing troubles you can solve on your own, such as using a plunger for simple clogs, or untangling a chain in the tank. But most toilet problems require licensed professional plumbers.