Our toilets can be one of the biggest most damaging leaking fixtures in our homes. It is damaging for a few reasons and in a few ways. It is damaging to our wallets due to the higher utility bill. It is damaging to our homes due to the destruction the leaking water. Even more importantly, a silent water leak is damaging simply because we are unaware that the toilet is leaking. So how can we find out that we have a silent toilet leak? Thankfully there are a few ways we can perform a check for this.

Silent Toilet Leak

  1. The dye test is the most simple. Put a colored dye in the tank and wait ten minutes. Come back and if there is any dye in the bowl, the toilet is leaking and you should contact a professional plumber.
  2. If you open the tank, and see that the fill valve is still running after the toilet is flushed, then it is leaking. It can continue to leak and the excess water will pour down the overflow tube, and this can be an expensive problem.
  3. Water leak sensors are an inexpensive way to determine if you have a silent toilet leak. These types of sensors will alert you at the first sign of a leak. You will see a flashing red light, and there will also be an alarm to alert you to the problem. They’re easy to install and inexpensive as compared to the alternative.

We hope with these tips and hints, you can determine if you have any silent toilet leaks in your Port Charlotte home. If you do find any, hopefully they were found before any serious damage was caused. McDonough Plumbing is here to help with any problems you may have with your toilet, or any other plumbing needs you might have. We have been serving Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, North Port, Englewood and other communities throughout Charlotte & South Sarasota Counties since 1947. We don’t want you to keep wasting water, contact us today.

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