Can You Believe It’s October Already?

October 01, 2011

It’s a new month, which means new observances, including one that is particularly close to me and my Chicago real estate right now.

You see, October is National Toilet Tank Repair Month, and my commode happens to be broken as we speak. Talk about a convenience you don’t appreciate enough until it’s unavailable.

Actually, toilet tank repair month is more important than it seems, after all, one in every four toilet tanks leak, thereby wasting more than 70,000 gallons of water every year.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency:

*If your toilet is running constantly, you could be wasting 200 gallons of water or more every day.

*If your toilet is leaking, the cause is usually an old, faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays or minerals build up on it. It’s usually best to replace the whole rubber flapper — a relatively easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time.

*If you do need to replace the entire toilet, look for a model with a WaterSense label. If a family of four replaces its older, inefficient toilets with new WaterSense labeled ones, it could save more than 16,000 gallons per year. Retrofitting the house could save the family approximately $2,000 in water and wastewater bills over the lifetime of the toilets.

Now do you see the importance of National Toilet Tank Repair Month?

No? Don’t worry, we have plenty of other observances for you to sink your teeth into.

October is:

*Eat Better, Eat Together Month

*All American Breakfast Month and Better Breakfast Month

*Cook Book Month and Hunger Awareness Month

*National Organic Harvest Month

*Mom & Apple Pie Month, National Apple Month and National Applejack Month

*National Caramel Month, National Cookie Month and National Dessert Month

*National Potato Month, National Rice Month, National Pickled Peppers Month, National Mushroom Month, National Honey Month and National Spinach-Lovers’ Month

It's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and National Piano Month

*National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

*National Pasta Month, National Pizza Month, National Pretzel Month and National Biscuit Month

*Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

*Vegetarian Awareness Month

*Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month and Bat Appreciation Month

*National Piano Month

*Computer Learning Month, National Book Fair Month and Country Music Month

*Diversity Awareness Month and Self-Improvement Month

*Emergency Care Month

*Family History Month

*Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual History Month

*German-American Heritage Month, National Hispanic Month, National Italian-American Heritage Month and Polish-American Heritage Month

*National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Cholesterol Awareness Month, *National AIDS Awareness Month, National Down Syndrome Month and National Sight Saving Month

*National Mental Illness Awareness Month, National Depression Education and Awareness Month, Emotional Wellness Month and Emotional Intelligence Month

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*Positive Attitude Month

*National Sarcastic Awareness Month

*National Car Care Month

*National Roller Skating Month

*Financial Planning Month

*National Crime Prevention Month

*National Kitchen and Bath Month

*National Window Covering Safety Month

While I will definitely be observing such important topics as National Sarcastic Awareness Month and National Popcorn Poppin’ Month all month long, this blog is supposed to relate to real estate, so look for some of those latter observances in stories to come.

Have a great fall month!

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