To determine if you have a leaking toilet; remove the tank lid and the water should be an inch below the top of the overflow. Place a few drops of food colouring in the tank and wait 15 mins. If the colouring appears in the toilet bowl, you may have a leak.
Most of the time it is best to call a plumber to fix the problem if you don’t know what you are doing. However, for interest and information here are fixes to 3 most common problems.
This is likely the issue if when you flush the toilet, it doesn’t stop running.
This is one of the most common toilet issues minor leaks in toilets go unnoticed. With this fault, you will hear water running continuously or the toilet may not even flush at all. Even if you don’t hear the water running, it is important to have this checked to eliminate any invisible leaks.
This is likely the culprit if you see small puddles of water by the toilet base. To fix this issue, you’ll actually have to remove the toilet. If you have a toilet that rocks slightly, this is another sign the wax seal needs replacing.
Next week I will show you the three most common causes of leaks from your boiler.