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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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3 Ways You Can Prevent Leaking Toilets

Ethan Burton

A leaking toilet poses multiple threats to your home because it not only makes the bathroom difficult to clean but also poses a potential health risk to the people in the home. Most of the times, leakages that are located in hidden parts of the toilet might go undetected for long periods, which leads to massive water bills and water damage. To protect yourself from all these losses, you need to understand the importance of preventative toilet maintenance. Here, are the three main ways in which you can protect your toilet from developing a leak.

Avoid banging on the toilet tank

One of the primary sources of a leak is when external trauma is forced on the toilet tank, and the result is a crack or other weakness which leads to a leak. When the toilet tank is leaking, the water replenishing valve will try and refill the tank as usual, but because some of it is escaping, the refill process will be ongoing for hours. Another indicator that the tank is broken is when there is a pool of water around the toilet bowl. To prevent this, avoid placing heavy objects on the toilet tank and also do not hit the tank with heavy objects.

Fix faulty float

Faulty floats are the most common cause of leakage in a toilet. When the float is working correctly, it floats on top of the tank when the water has reached a certain level. It closes the valve which allows water into the tank. However, when the float is not working correctly, it does not float, and water continues getting into the tank and draining into the toilet. Have the floats to your toilets checked regularly to make sure they are in the right working condition.

Replace the flapper

Toilet flappers wear out with time and continued leakage. If you come from a place where hard water is typical, the mineral buildup on the flapper may make it wear out faster than it should. The chemicals used in cleaning the toilet also wear out the flapper, leading to eventual leaks. The best way to prevent a leakage resulting from a faulty flapper is by replacing it once it starts aging.

Other sources of toilet leaks include a faulty fill valve and a leaking supply line. The best way to prevent damage from a toilet leak is to always check on all the parts, and if you suspect a leak, call in a leaking toilet plumber to investigate and fix it. 


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