How To Tell If You Have A Toilet Leak

How To Tell If You Have A Toilet Leak

Sep 16, 2014

When you have a home to take care of, you will inevitably encounter problems. As a homeowner, it’s good to know the early signs of anything that can be detrimental, especially a toilet leak.

A toilet leak is a problem that needs to be taken care of right away. This way you can catch it before it causes any real water damage or creates an unwanted increase in your water bill.

Here’s a simple test for helping you to figure out if there is a toilet leak:

  • Carefully remove the rear toilet tank lid.
  • Flush the toilet and then let the tank completely fill-up again.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to the water in the rear tank and replace the lid.
  • Wait 30 minutes and look in the toilet bowl, if you see any color in the water, then you definitely have a toilet leak!

If you have a leak, the next step is to figure out where it’s coming from. Sometimes the flapper is simply stuck open or the chain is interfering, so you can begin by adjusting the chain. However, if that does not fix the leak, you may want to contact a professional plumber to inspect the problem further and repair.

Call the pros at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions if you’re in need of plumbing services and are located in the Orlando area. Our Energy Solution team members are always available to help answer your questions or schedule an appointment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about plumbing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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