A Toilet Leaking Can Waste Up To 30 Gallons Of Water A Day.
Common Toilet Leaking Problems
A deteriorated or defected flush valve or toilet flapper ball at the bottom of the toilet tank is a common toilet leak. If the flapper or ball valve does not seat properly and form a watertight seal, water will leak around it into the toilet bowl. Toilet flappers last about five years—unless you’re using those white puck-like toilet bowl cleaning tablets. Then you may find that your flapper is leaking in two years or less! Touch the flapper. If the coloring from your flapper gets on your fingertips, your flapper is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.
If your toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.
Toilet bowl to floor leaking? The toilet bowl wax seal to the floor can leak. You’ll want to take care of this problem as sewage water can damage the floor and cause health problems. You have to remove the toilet and replace the wax seal.
A bowl to bowl toilet leak might be a loose connection where the tank meets the toilet. You can first try to tighten the bolts connecting the tank to bowl. If the leak remains then change the tank to bowl seal.
EPA says 20-40% of toilets leaking.
Here is one way to check for a toilet leaking.
- Add 10 drops of food color to the toilet tank and wait 10 minutes.
- Then check the toilet bowl to see if coloring appears. If so, your toilet leaks.
- Flush the toilet promptly to make sure tank is not stained.
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