Is a Running Toilet Running Up Your Water Bill?

Posted on: August 28, 2012
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing

Have you ever heard your toilet running long after a flush or even when it hasn’t been in use for a while? If so, you may have a running toilet that is costing you headaches and water usage!

Toilet flapperIt is estimated that a running toilet could be wasting over 200 gallons daily! That’s a burden on your water supply and your budget. This typically occurs when the running toilet’s flapper (the rubber piece that is located in the toilet’s tank to allow water to flow appropriately) is decayed or broken. There are methods of checking to see if this is the only issue.

Simply put some food coloring in the tank’s water. If it appears in the toilet without flushing, then you have a bad flapper. To learn more about a toilet that keeps running water, read our post on “running toilets”.

If you’re experiencing a running toilet in your home or business, contact the plumbing professionals at Abacus Plumbing and Air Conditioning by calling 832-554-9951. We’re happy to assist you in addressing your plumbing issues along with answering any questions you may have on your mind. As always, you can count on us for your toughest plumbing problems!

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