Test for Toilet Leaks
Toilet leaks can waste as much as 28 bathtubs full of water every month. That could be costing you $100 a year and adding significantly to our burden on the environment.
You can test your own toilets for leakage easily. Follow these simple steps and help stop the waste:
- Put a few drops of food colouring into the toilet tank.
- Wait a few minutes.
- If the water in the toilet bowl changes color you have a leak.
We suggest you do this every six months, and make simple repairs if you find a leak. Fixing a leaky toilet is easy. Most leaks are the result of a worn out toilet flapper, which can be replaced within minutes. If you're handy, you can do it yourself by taking your old flapper to the hardware store to find the right replacement or call a plumber.