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Test Your Toilet for Leaks

Your toilet might be using far more water than it needs to! Modern day toilets only use about 1.6 gallons of water per flush, a vast improvement over toilets manufactured in the 1980s, which used about 3.5 gallons of water per flush or more! But whether or not you have a modern low-flush toilet, yours could potentially waste a lot of water.

Won’t I Know If My Toilet Is Running?

In the past, you may have had a running toilet that was quite obviously wasting a whole lot of water. If your toilet makes a running sound even when you are not using it, it’s a safe bet that you have a leak. But this isn’t always the case. The toilet may run when you are not using it or not near enough to hear, or it might be nearly silent. But a leak between the tank and the bowl can waste a whole lot of money!

How to Test for Leaks

You can test your toilets for leaks by purchasing dye tablets from a hardware store or local plumbers, or you might be able to use regular food coloring. It’s simple: you put the tablet or a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Walk away for 15-20 minutes, and if the water in your toilet bowl has also been dyed, then you have a leak.

What To Do about Leaks

Now, you’ll want to take care of the leak. You can call in professional technicians to do it for you, but you can often just replace the flush valve components on your own. You might need to replace just a worn flapper or the fill valve. If you’re not certain as to what’s causing the leak, a professional plumber can help you out.

Call Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC for more plumbing help or to schedule service in Lake Park, FL.

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