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Down the Drain: Don’t Let Toilet Troubles Waste your Money

It’s easy to take the toilet in your Brooklyn home for granted. It’s always there for you. Until it’s not. Almost nothing is worse than an out-of-commission toilet because of clogs or plumbing issues.

Even if toilet troubles aren’t as noticeable, they can still become terribly expensive. A leaking toilet can lead to high utility bills and damage to your home. It’s a scenario where lack of maintenance means you’re flushing your money away.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, even small leaks add up in cost over months and years:

The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves… Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

What if your toilet continues to run?

One of the most common toilet problems can be detected by listening. If you hear water continuing to run in the toilet after you’ve flushed, there is a problem with the hardware in the tank. Water wasted by a constantly running toilet will drain your finances bit by bit; however, it’s a problem easily fixed by a professional plumber.

Wax seal problems

Another cause of leaks is the decay of the wax seal that keeps the toilet properly fitting against the floor. Water leaking from the base of your toilet is a sign that you need to have a new wax seal installed.

Whether you help with leaks or a toilet that won’t stop running, the experts at Petri Plumbing can fix the problem fast and economically. If you need assistance, contact us at 718-748-1254.

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