Test your Plumbing IQ

Do you like trivia? Well, then you have come to the right place! Listed below are some of our most popular trivia answers.

  • Toilet tank repairs are the most common do-it-yourself household plumbing project.
  • The majority of toilet leaks are caused by a faulty or worn flapper – and symptomized by the need to jiggle the tank handle.
  • In 1988, Massachusetts became the first state to legally require “low-flow” (1.6 gpf) toilets in all new or remodeled bathrooms. This switch became a federal mandate in 1994, and now applies to all 50 states.
  • In a single year, one leaky toilet can waste enough water to fill a backyard swimming pool.
  • Americans flush 4.8 billion gallons of water away every day. Each member of a family of three flushes a toilet four times per day.
  • Toilet flushing accounts for 38% of household water use.
  • The development of plumbing in the Western world has been traced to Mesopotamia, where earthenware pipes, masonry sewers and toilets were in use as early as 2500BC.
  • The word “plumbing” is derived from the Latin word “plumbum,” meaning lead, because early plumbers used lead to make pipes and fixtures.
  • Sir Thomas Crapper is credited for patenting the first flush toilet in London in the late 1800′s.