Your toilet may be a water hog. Depending on the age of the unit, you may be wasting gallons of water each day, but there are some things that you can do to help make your toilet run more efficiently. These tips can be done in as little as an hour, but they may save you a lot on your monthly water bills. If you still require toilet repair service, call us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.
If your toilet is constantly running, you may need to replace the flapper. This device controls the water that flows from the tank to the bowl. A leaky flapper lets water out of the tank. This causes the toilet to constantly run water to keep the leaky tank at the correct water level. While installing a new flapper, take a look at the floater in the tank. Lower it so the tank fills with less water, requiring it to use less with each flush.
If you do not want to make adjustments to the workings inside your toilet tank, take a 1 liter water bottle and fill it with water. Seal the lid and lower it into the tank on the opposite side from the flapper. This displaces 1 liter of water, so you tank uses that much less with every flush.
Should you feel the need to replace your toilet, opt for a low-flow model that uses less water. Our plumbers here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can install one of these for you, if this is the route you choose to save water. Should your toilet still have troubles, we can help with those, too. For problems with your toilet that you cannot fix or any other plumbing repairs call us today.