October – National Toilet Repair Month!

October 12, 2008 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

Although this is one of those sponsored “official” celebrations, this time by Fluidmaster (http://www.fluidmaster.com/html/index.html), it is still good advice to actually take a good look at a household fixture that is very important to our everyday lives.

Excerpt from the Fluidmaster Site: “Fluidmaster Sponsors “National Toilet Repair Month” in October.

Fluidmaster, the world’s largest manufacturer of toilet replacement parts, has officially designated October as National Toilet Repair Month.

“We want to take the mystery out of toilet repair and care,” says Gary Harris, Vice President of Sales. “A well-tuned toilet is actually a very easy D-I-Y project . It provides long-term satisfaction for homeowner’s and consistent profit for our retailers. That’s why Fluidmaster created and continues to sponsor National Toilet Repair Month.”

The month will kick off with the finals competition for the Fluidmaster Flush-Off- a truly zany talent contest where contestants perform their best vocal impression of a toilet flush for an audience that includes nationwide media. This year’s Flush-Off will take place at Fluidmaster headquarters in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, October 6. Winners will take trophies home cash prizes of $250 to $1,000.

Fluidmaster will also promote Toilet Repair Month nationally with consumer publicity that spotlights America’s #1 D-I-Y plumbing project. D-I-Yers will learn of toilet trends, trivia and most important, the steps and components of a Toilet Tune-Up™.

October was selected as National Toilet Repair Month as it is historically a strong sales period for toilet repair products since many home repairs are tackled prior to holiday events and the arrival of house guests.

The lowely toilet, one of the marvels of indoor plumbing, can be a large waster of water.  If you live like I do in the desert southwest wasting water is a really big problem.  Routinely the Metropolitan Water District gives away free low flow toilets to help cut down on our use.

Here is an older but still very valid page with some interesting toilet facts and a good simple process to insure your toilet is in proper working order: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Fluidmaster+Celebrates+October+as+National+Toilet+Repair+Month-a019799813

Perhaps if NASA had heeded the sponsor’s advice we wouldn’t have had such a problem earlier this year at the international space station…In any event here is also a link talking about that little problem and for those of you who have to know and explainer about how you do the toilet thing in space: http://space.about.com/b/2008/05/28/space-station-toilet-broken.htm

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