An easy way to check for toilet leaks
In just minutes, you can find out if your toilet is wasting thousands of gallons of water due to an undiscovered water leak. Here's how:
- Remove the tank lid, then flush.
- After the flapper or tank ball drops and the tank refills, add several drops of dark food coloring (or a Fluidmaster Leak Detector Tablet).
- Wait at least 20 minutes.
- If any trace of color appears in the toilet bowl, there is a leak - most likely at the flush valve or flapper/tank ball.
Another way to check for leaks is to shut off the water at the wall before going to bed at night. Leave water in the tank and mark its level with a pencil. The next morning, if the level of water has gone down, you have a leak in the tank.
About Fluidmaster: Fluidmaster provides many solutions to everyday toilet problems, helping you to maintain your toilet and plumbing systems. With water conservation becoming an increasingly important issue for the majority of Americans, making water–conscious decisions is more prevalent than ever. Visit the Fluidmaster website for more information.