As a Plumbing Company, How Did AttaBoy Not Know?
It’s true! So in honor of National Toilet Tank Repair, we want to share some very information about toilets. Did you know that toilet leaks can waste as much as four to five gallons of water per minute and cost you up to $100.00 per month in increased water and wastewater bills? Toilet leaks occur in two ways and are often very difficult to detect.
The most common toilet leak and often hardest to detect is caused by a deteriorated or defected flush valve (flapper) ball at the bottom of the toilet tank. If the flapper or ball valve does not seat properly and form a water tight seal, water will leak around it into the toilet bowl. Often, this leak will occur without being heard. To test for this type of leak, add a few drops of food color or place a colored dye tablet (available from many hardware stores or possibly your water utility) in the toilet after it has stopped filling.
The second most-common type of leak is caused by an improperly adjusted or broken fill (ball cock) valve. If the float is set too high or if the shut-off valve fails to close completely, water will continue to enter the tank and flow into the overflow tube. This type of leak can be seen simply by taking the tank top off and observing if water is flowing into the overflow tube once the tank is full.
Of course, if you have any toilet trouble, call your local plumber, AttaBoy Plumbing and our plumbers can fix and repair all of your toilet problems and provide you superior service at the same time.
Along with this very important toilet tank awareness, October is also:
- Gourmet Adventures Month
- National Cookie Month
- National Pickled Peppers Month
- National Squirrel Awareness Month
- National Spinach Lover’s Month
- National Pasta Month
WOW, Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel and Noblesville…..I’m sure you are wondering HOW you have made it through October without knowing this. In the future, we will do our best to keep you aware of these important national holidays.