A leaking toilet not only costs you more on your monthly utility bills and wastes water, but it can also cause damage you won't see until it's too late. Watch as our team of experts shows you how to fix a leaky toilet like a pro. Along with simple ways to fix a leaky toilet, we also offer Bathroom Tips and Maintenance, Seasonal To-Do Lists and all the products and services you need to keep your plumbing in good working order.
The sound of a running toilet is the sound of money going down the drain, but some toilet leaks are virtually silent. Test for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the sink. Wait 15 minutes, then check the bowl. If the colored water has made it into the bowl, you have a leak. Do-it-yourselfers can replace a flapper valve to cure some leaks, but others may require a replacement of all toilet parts using a rebuild kit from a local hardware store. Finally, some plumbing problems are best left with an experienced plumber. Know your limits, and be careful when you're working on plumbing fixtures. And remember, an experienced Roto-Rooter professional is only a phone call away. [Roto-Rooter jingle]