AMU - Water

Water Leak Detection

Leaks in the bathroom toilet can double household water consumption. These leaks are often silent and go undetected. Toilet leaks usually occur in the toilet tank where water either drains down the overflow pipe or drains past the plunger ball.

These leaks, however, can easily be detected by adding a small amount of food coloring to the toilet tank. Watch to see if the coloring enters the toilet bowl within 30 minutes without flushing. If it does, make one of these repairs, or call your plumber for service.

1.  If the plunger ball does not fit snugly into the valve seat, adjust the alignment.

2.  If the plunger ball is worn or rough around the edges, replace it.

3.  If the valve seat is scaled or corroded, sand it with an emery cloth, or if necessary, replace it.