How to Check Your Toilet for Leaks

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but the hot weather is already here!  Every year at this time, we start thinking about ways to save water. One way to conserve is to make sure you don’t have any plumbing leaks. Many people don’t realize that undetected leaks in your home can be a huge source of wasted water, not to mention potential damage to your home. At Carter Quality Plumbing, we offer leak detection services in addition to all of our plumbing services in Lancaster, SC. But there are also some things you can do on your own to check for leaks around your home. Here’s one example.

Toilets are one of the most common places for plumbing leaks to occur. However, it’s not always obvious. This means that you could be wasting water and not even know it. To check your toilet for leaks, simply put five or six drops of food coloring in the toilet tank and let it sit for 30 minutes. If the dye appears in the bowl, your toilet is leaking.

Don’t cause further damage to your fixtures and pipes by trying to fix leaks like this on your own. Call us, your local Lancaster, SC plumber, to take a look and make the repairs. If you suspect a leak but don’t know where it’s coming from, our leak detection team can help. We can find hidden leaks anywhere in your home or business. Don’t wait—contact us today!

Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!

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