Fix A Flapper

You know you need plumbing help when you hear drip... drip... drip... in the middle of the night. It's definitely not the time you want to call a plumber out at midnight if you want to save some money.

Plumbing stuff happens! But being prepared to tackle a problem and learning to keep your plumbing in top shape now saves money in the future.

Is your toilet running? The culprit could be your flapper. Much of your water consumption comes from your toilet.

Save yourself some money and fix a flapper in your toilet. Flappers are the rubber mechanism that seals the water in the toilet tank. An old flapper can build up with mineral deposits and lose its tight seal allowing water to leak. Flappers should be checked annually to determine if they are faulty.

To see if a flapper is worn and needs replacing, you can add food coloring to the tank. Don't flush, but wait 20 minutes and check the toilet bowl. If the bowl has colored water in it, then you probably have a faulty flapper.

Replacing a flapper in your toilet is one of the simplest do it yourself repairs you can make. Watch the video below. Learn more easy DIY and free online plumbing help. If you don't want to try it yourself call a qualified, licensed plumber to the rescue. 

How To Fix A Flapper Video