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How to Prevent Your Toilet Form Leaking

While most toilets on the market today use only about a gallon of water with each flush, older models tend to be real selfish when it comes to conserving. With that said, even if you have a newer toilet, leaks can waste nearly 200 gallons of water per day. See below to find out how you can prevent your toilet from leaking and make a valiant effort to save H2O today!

Replace the Flapper Valve

If the flapper is not closing properly after each flush, it doesn’t matter if your toilet is brand new or 50 years old – it’s going to leak. Normally, the flapper is a thin rubber or plastic valve attached to a chain that allows water to enter the bowl. If it doesn’t close, you guessed it, water is going to continue to flow into the bowl when it’s not needed.

To check if the flapper is closing properly, you can add a few drops of food coloring to the tank. If you notice the water in the bowl changes color, you have a leak.

Replace the Filler Valve

Notice that your toilet is very noise or takes a long time to fill after a flush? Your filler valve could be to blame. To replace it, turn off the water and drain the tank by flushing. Then unscrew the valve, remove it and put the new one in. Test the toilet to see if the problem is solved. If not, you may need to call in the experts at ABC.

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