How to Check for a Leaking Toilet – and Save Water.

Stop Toilet Leaking and Wasting WaterHow do you check for a leak in your toilet? One obvious sign is if your toilet is constantly replenishing itself.

For a slow leak however, use food coloring. Put 6 or 7 drops in the tank of the toilet (not the bowl). Use blue, the color of most toilet bowl cleaners. Wait a half hour to an hour.

Check the bathroom floor around the base of the toilet. If you see any blue, there’s some leaking. Check inside the bowl. If there’s a blue tint in there, then there’s leaking from the tank to the bowl.

A slow leak in your toilet can mean not just the waste of hundreds of gallons of water per year, but possible water damage and rot to floors, tiles, etc.


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