One of the biggest, and sneakiest wasters of water in your home is your toilet. Water is a precious resource that needs to be conserved and used wisely and as many of us know, water leaks lead to big water bills. You may have only one, or you may have 2 or 3, but that sneaky little necessity that sits so unsuspectingly in your bathroom or laundry (or even in a room of its own) can be costing you more money than you think.
Leaking toilets are usually not really noticeable until the problem is quite significant, in which time has passed and you have already lost a fair amount of water and added to your water costs. As toilets are one of the most water-intensive fixtures in your house, it is thought that you may be losing up to 750L per day if your loo is leaking.
The most common toilet problems include:
- Phantom Flushes – water trickling into the bowl after it has been flushed. This water continues to run for a long period of time, if not stopping at all.
- Water Tank Trickles – water trickling into the tank at the top of the toilet.
- Slow Bowl – a sign a blocked pipe or a problem further down the ‘line’.
- Leaky Seals – noticeable when hard water spots and corrosion or moisture is present around the pipe seals.
The prevalence of hard water in newer housing estates and the presence of more chemicals in our community water supply contributes significantly to the wear and tear of our home fixtures, especially if they are made of plastic, rubber or metal. Rust and sediment forms easily on metal, allowing the fixture to become brittle and break easily, as with plastic and rubber.
Who to Call About Your Leaking Toilet?
The team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and gas have almost 40 years experience in plumbing in the South West. They have the knowledge, tools and expertise to install, repair and/or maintain your plumbing and can offer great advice when it comes to saving money on your water bill. Give Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water a call today on 9791 1608 (Bunbury) or 9759 1317 (Dunsborough).
Remember we also do emergencies 24/ 7 every day of the year including public holidays, Christmas and Easter. “Who you gonna call?” Your trusted plumbing professionals Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water.