Is My Toilet Leaking? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Is My Toilet Leaking? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

A leaky toilet can have a major impact on your water bill. Billy the Sunshine Plumber can fix that for you.

It was hard to keep your mind on the Elite Invitational the other day because you’re convinced the noise in your toilet means it has a leak. You’ve diddled around with it but nothing seems to stop the running noise. You’re not sure what to do.

You’re right to be concerned about a toilet leak. Not only do leaks waste water, they also waste money.

“Approximately 27 percent of your water usage comes from toilet flushing. A leaky toilet can have a major impact on your bill. The toilet is one of the most common water wasters but its leaks tend to be less noticeable than faucet leaks,” according to the Portland Water District in Maine.

The district says there are many indications that you have a toilet leak. Among them:

  • “Jiggling the handle to make a toilet stop running.
  • “Sounds coming from a toilet that is not being used.
  • “Holding the handle down to allow the tank to empty.
  • “Seeing water trickling down the sides of the toilet bowl long after it’s been flushed .
  • “Toilets flushing on their own without touching the handle – phantom flushing.
  • Although water may not be seen or heard running, your toilet may have a silent leak.

Portland Water offers this easy dye test to help you discover if you have a toilet leak:

  • “Drip 10 to 15 drops of food coloring into the toilet tank. DO NOT FLUSH.
  • “Wait 10 minutes.
  • “If colored water appears in the toilet bowl, you have a leak.
  • “Generally the leak is in or around the plunger ball or flapper valve at the bottom of the tank.”

If you do have a leak it’s time to call the trusted 24-hour Tampa Bay plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. If you don’t see dye, but you’re still seeing high water usage and/or hearing noise, it’s still time to call the reliable plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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