- • Think your toilet is leaking? To tell for sure, place a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Check back in a few hours and if you see color in the bowl, then your toilet is leaking!
- • If you are on a septic tank, it is recommended to treat it with bacteria once a year.
- • If you plan to be out of town, it is important to shut off the water to your house to prevent any potentially disastrous leaks while you’re away. Also, setting your water heater to the “pilot” setting will keep it from running while you’re gone.
Root Clusters can be a real problem in our area.
• Water closet tanks and bowls are made of vitreous china and are impervious to ordinary household acids. If something more than hot water and soap is needed to clean them, apply a non- abrasive powder or cleaner recommended by your plumber. Many good bowl cleaners are on the market today. Most plumbers however, have found that the "blue water" continuous bowl cleaners tend to accelerate the deterioration of the rubber and neoprene parts in the tank, due to the chemicals they contain.
Seat bumpers should be replaced if worn. Defective bumpers may cause breakage of the seat or hinges. Stains or moisture at the base of the closet bowl indicate that the joint or seal between the closet and its outlet have failed and should be reset immediately to prevent rotting of the floor, damage to the plaster of the ceiling below, and possible leakage of sewer gas into the home.