A leaky toilet could mean that your hard-earned dollars are going down the drain. As a local green plumbing company in Sonoma County, we are dedicated to water conservation using the repair techniques and technology to help save you money.
One of the most common problems we get from our residential plumbing customers is inefficient toilets.
It is important to have your plumbing regularly inspected, especially if you see a spike in your water bill. A leaking or running toilet could lead to thousands of gallons of water waste over time.
If you’re concerned about leaks or looking to upgrade to a newer, more efficient toilet model to save water, our experienced team of plumbers at Super Service Plumbing is here to help.
Is A Running Toilet Wasting Water?
When working correctly, the EPA estimates that flushes account for 30 percent of average residential water consumption per day. This number dramatically increases if a toilet is leaking or keeps running after a flush.
One way to catch a leaking toilet is to pay attention to your water bill and listen if your toilet produces a running water sound when not in use. The running toilet can cost you hundreds of dollars a year if left unchecked.
How much water is wasted from a leaking toilet?
For minor leaks, the change in a monthly water bill won’t be drastically high, however, the average leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water per day or over 6,000 gallons of water per year. This moderate leak could add up to $1,000 or more in a year.
How do I stop my toilet water from running?
If you suspect your toilet is running or leaking, whether you’ve recently flushed or not, you could have one of the following problems.
- A bad flapper
- A flapper chain that’s too tight
- The tank water level is set too high
- Faulty fill tube
The best course of action is to call your local plumber, located in Santa Rosa. We know that plumbing emergencies happen at all hours, which is why our Super Service professions are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help get your toilet fixed.
For any residential plumbing issues or emergencies that arise, contact Super Service Plumbing today.
Proud to help our Sonoma County communities including:
Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati and beyond.