September 20, 2011Check for Toilet Leaks
The most common source of household water leaks is the toilet
..and since the toilet is also the largest user of household water, you will save water and money by repairing a leaking toilet as soon as possible.
Follow these easy steps to test your toilet today.
- Carefully lift the lid on the toilet tank (behind the toilet bowl) and place a few drops of food coloring in the water.
- Do not flush the toilet for at least 15 minutes.
- If any of the dye shows up in the bowl before flushing, you likely have a bad flapper and you are losing a significant amount of water between flushes.
To learn about the care and repair of toilets, check into an online class at Toiletology 101. Be amazed at how easy and expensive this do-it-yourself project really is.