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Maintenance Tip: How to Replace a Toilet Flapper

Posted on January 25, 2016

Are your water bills inexplicably higher than normal? The problem may be as simple as a toilet leak which  is one of the most common sources of water wastage and high water bills. Leaky toilets can waste hundreds of gallons a day undetected and should be repaired immediately. Pinpointing a toilet leak is easy and the repair is usually inexpensive. Follow these procedures to locate a toilet leak:

  • Wait 5-10 minutes after the last flush.
  • Remove tank cover. Is the water level in the tank too high and spilling into the overflow tube? If it is you have a leak.
  • While you have the tank cover off, put food coloring, laundry bluing or a leak detector tablet in the toilet tank. Wait at least 30 minutes. If the colored water appears in the bowl, you have a leak.

The usual problem is a defective flapper valve which replacing is demonstrated in the accompanying video by iScaper1. We recommend a Maintenance Specialist inspect all toilets in your home for defective flapper valves or any other toilet flush component that may be causing your toilets to leak and waste valuable water. The replacement parts are very inexpensive especially compared to the savings on your water Bills!

Maintenance Special

Inspect all toilets in house for flush kit failures leading to water leaks.

$65 labor

If any parts are found to be defective  material will be charged extra.

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