A “Running” Toilet Leak

One of the most costly household wastes of water is a leaky toilet. According to the American Water Works Association, toilets account for 45% of all indoor water use in a typical residence. It is estimated that 20% of all toilets leak!

Toilet leaks can range from small to large, constant to random, or from being heard or silent. They all cause wasted water. Depending on the water pressure to your house, a running toilet can leak over 1 gallon of water per hour which adds up to 26 gallons per day.

How to check your toilet for leaks

  1. Remove the toilet tank lid.
  2. Drop one dye tablet into the tank. (Dye tablets are often available for free  at MMWD).
  3. Put the lid back on. Do not flush.
  4. Wait at least 10-15 minutes, and then look in the bowl.
  5. If the color leaks into the toilet bowl, then there’s a leak.
    For  more information  call Abracadabra Plumbing 415 990-6178

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