Checking your toilet for toilet leaks

Checking your toilet bowl for leaks

How To:

Your toilet bowl can be a source for bathroom leaks. Do not worry! You can perform a simple check on it to ensure that it is not responsible for any leak. Take the following steps to ensure your bathroom is free from any leakage:
1. Check the water level in the toilet’s tank to be sure that the water is not overflowing by way of the overflow pipe
2. Then follow these steps to correct the problem:
  • If there is water running into the overflow pipe, manually adjust the fill valve until the water stops roughly one inch below the top of the overflow tube. There may be a water level mark stamped on the side of the tank.
  • Test the flush valve mechanism by pouring a few drops of food coloring into the tank.
  • Check the bowl after 10 minutes. If the water in the toilet bowl has changed color, it is a sure sign that the ball or flapper is leaking and therefore needs to be replaced.

HDB Plumbers Expert Tip

To keep your toilet in the best working condition possible, refrain from using your toilet as a wastebasket.
Do not flush cotton balls, make-up pads, sanitary products or diapers as they do not dissolve and can clog the lines.
We recommend that you keep a trash container in each bathroom and toss these items away.
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