A Bad Toilet Flapper Wastes Water

Posted on: September 9, 2011
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Energy Saving, Plumbing

A bad flapper could be to blame!

Does your toilet keep running long after someone flushes? If so, this could mean you have a bad flapper. A flapper is a rubber mechanism in your toilet tank that is the moving part of the flush valve, sealing water into the tank and allowing water to exit the tank when you flush. Flappers decay with use and over time.

A “running” toilet can waste over 200 gallons daily, resulting in higher water bills. Don’t let this happen. Contact Abacus Plumbing to assess the problem and determine if this a new flapper is required or if something else is causing the toilet to run.

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