Sound crazy? It sure does, but did you know that one in five toilets actually has an extremely wasteful leak? And these leaks can waste anywhere from 30 to (yes!) 500 GALLONS of water per day!
You may presume that you would hear the water or see the leak, but this isn’t the case. It often goes undetected. It can also increase during nighttime hours when less water is being used and the pressure increases. So while you sleep, your water bill could be drastically rising and you could be wasting crucially important water.
There is a very simple way to know for sure:
- Just put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Wait about 15 to 20 minutes and if color shows up in the bowl, you have a leak, my friend.
I recommend doing this for all toilets in your home as late in the evening as possible. The problem is often a poorly fitting flapper valve and the solution is simple… just replace it!
I’m still combating my suddenly excessive water bills that started a year ago, but we’ve checked for toilet leaks and they’re not the problem… (back to the battle with the water department!).
While the task doesn’t sound very glamorous, it’s certainly worth testing just to be sure! That “one in five” may be in your very own home!
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