Challenge of the Week: Is your toilet running? You better catch it…

A common indoor water wasting problem is leaky toilets. A toilet that leaks is costing you money right under you, literally. Water dripping, phantom flushing, continuous trickling sound, and drip and refill are some symptoms of a leaky toilet. One of the most common symptoms, is water slowly leaking into your toilet bowl. So quick, catch your leaky toilet in the act before he runs away with your moolah.

Your Challenge: Check to make sure your toilet doesn’t leak. Place some drops of food coloring into the toilet tank, and without flushing, wait an hour to see if the food dye transfers into the toilet bowl or drips onto the floor. If it does, replace the problem  gaskets or if your toilet uses more than 1.6 gallons per flush replace it with a newer one.

Don’t forget take a picture of your action of placing food dye in the tank and upload it to our Facebook page in the “Challenge of the Week” folder. You never know when we might be handing out prizes.



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