Toilets are one of the biggest water users in the home. Older style toilets can use up to 18 litres of water each time they are flushed while new models of low flush toilets use approximately 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for a half flush.
A leaking toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems in the home. The sound of water running 10 minutes or more after a toilet has been flushed is a sign of a leaking toilet as is water pooling around the base of the toilet bowl or cistern.
Do you suspect your toilet is leaking? While some toilet leaks can be hidden and not easy to identify read on to learn a simple test you can do to check for a leak:
- Wait 30 minutes after last flushing the toilet
- Test for a leak
- If you suspect a leak, call a professional plumber
Wait 30 minutes after last flushing the toilet
Let those in your home know not to use the toilet once you start timing the 30 minutes from the last flush of the toilet. The purpose of this is to do the test when the toilet bowl will be dry.
Test for a leak
Place a sheet of toilet paper under the rim at the back of the toilet bowl. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Make sure no-one uses the toilet and wait a few minutes and see if the paper soaks up any water. If it does, you have a trickling toilet leak.
If you suspect a leak, call a professional plumber
If you suspect you have a leaking toilet, it is important to call in a plumber to have it repaired straight away. A leaking toilet is not only wasting precious water, but your money too. Did you know? Each year the equivalent of 700 buckets of water is lost through residential leaks in Perth alone.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Dunsborough are your reliable professionals for any plumbing leaks in Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and surrounding areas.
Do you suspect your toilet is leaking? If so, stop wasting money down the drain. Start saving both water and energy and call the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough.
The Mainline team have the correct tools and equipment to repair your leaking toilet and are known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ Call the team today on 9759 1317.