Testing your toilet for leaks

Before you get that outrageous water bill, you should make sure your toilet is not leaking.  It is not uncommon that your toilet could run your water bill hundreds of dollars more than you are paying now.

Many toilets leak without obvious signs.  Here are a few tips you can use to see if your toilet is leaking:

  • If your toilet is not in use and it is making sounds, that is almost a sure sign of a toilet leak.
  • If you have to jiggle the handle to make the toilet stop running.
  • If you see water running trickling in the bowl when the toilet is not in use, that is an obvious leak.