Is your toilet running? Why don't you catch it?
It seems as if my toilet runs at the worst possible moments: when I am trying to sleep, running late for something, or when guests are over. Not only is this annoying, but it can also be expensive. A running toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. Learning how to fix a running toilet can prevent you from paying for unnecessary water usage, but also save you time and frustration. Here are some resources that I found helpful.
This three-minute video from This Old House will show you where parts are located in your toilet tank and how to troubleshoot the problem.
To learn about different problems and the correct name for each toilet part, read this toilet repair article from Do it Yourself.
If your toilet needs to be replaced, read our toilet buying guide before making a decision on a new toilet.
Sources: This Old House & Do it Yourself