Why Do You Get Toilet Leaks?

toilet2Sometimes you just can’t figure out why your toilet is leaking, you just know it is. This is one of the most common problems a homeowner has. It’s an inconvenience, to say the least. There is one test you can perform to see if the leak is bleeding into your toilet bowl.

Take a few drops of blue or green food coloring (a bright color) and drop them into your tank (not the bowl). If the water in the bowl begins to turn the color without flushing, then it’s possible the flapper is leaking. That’s an easy fix.

You may find a puddle of water nearby the toilet; that could be the result of a cracked tank, bowl or a rusty pipe. If you have plastic water lines to the toilet, one of them may have sprung a leak.

You could repair all of the above yourself, but having a licensed reputable plumber fix your toilet ills could save you time and money in the long run.  Remember you can contact Firkus Plumbing anytime for a repair or inspection! 541-382-7710.


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