Don’t get in a flap over toilet flapper

| by Will Wang
Don’t get in a flap over toilet flapper

If you’re a homeowner, you probably have a list of home improvement projects.  A perennially “running” toilet may be on your list to fix right now.

The bothersome running water sound you hear may be caused by a worn-out rubber flapper. A damaged or worn out flapper is unable to form a tight seal on the flush valve. That allows water to continue to flow from the tank into the toilet bowl when it isn’t needed.

Fluidmaster and Microban® have teamed up to replace the worn-out flapper that causes the water to run continuously. Beyond just replacing the flapper, the new product comes with built-in antimicrobial technology that helps protect the flapper from deteriorating. Flappers can wear out because of the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew in the toilet tank. In addition, drop-in type toilet bowl cleaners speed up the breakdown of the rubber. The Microban® technology is engineered into product, so it lasts the life of the flapper.

Microban Technology

Fluidmaster flappers with Microban® are available for all types of toilets, including models manufactured after 1994 that use only 1.28 to 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

Founded in 1957, Fluidmaster manufactures toilet repair products for the do-it-yourselfer and the professional plumber. The company’s products are widely available at home centers and hardware stores. Check out the easy-to-follow instructions for all types of toilet repairs at

Let your “running” toilet be a distant memory.

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.

Topics: Bathroom, Building Green, Sinks & Toilets, Wastewater Treatment, Water Saving Devices

Companies: Fluidmaster

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