City of Pikeville
Is Your Toilet Leaking?
Leaking toilets are oftentimes a source of wasted water.
To avoid this problem, it is important to try the toilet test 1-2 times a year. Catching a leaky toilet can help reduce problems later on and potentially reduce your water bill.
Here’s a quick way to test your toilet:
- Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank at the back of your toilet and wait 10 minutes.
- If color shows up in your toilet bowl, then you may have a leak and we recommend following up with a plumb er.
- Ensure you flush afterwards to avoid any staining that may occur from the food coloring.
- Finally, if your toilet flapper is worn out or torn, consider replacing it.