Saving money and water are priorities.
Have you ever received an unexpected high water bill and thought to yourself, “Who’s using all the water?”
The answer lies in how you are billed for water. For every gallon of water that is used intentionally (bathing, drinking, flushing toilets, etc) and unintentionally (leaks, running toilets, etc), you are billed a usage fee by your water provider for water coming into your home and your sewer provider for water exiting your home. This means that a leak or malfunctioning toilet can draw unnecessary water through your home, for which you will be charged twice.
In addition, many water providers tier their pricing so that water costs more per gallon at higher usage levels. Leaks can increase your monthly usage enough to qualify for a higher priced tier, further increasing your water costs.
Leaking and running toilets can cost you tens, hundreds, even thousands (yes, thousands!) of dollars in water and sewer costs in just one month.
Not sure how to calculate what those leaks and wide-open flappers will cost you? Check out these charts.
Have you ever asked yourself, “How long has the toilet been running and what’s this going to cost me?”
A wide-open flapper can waste four gallons of water per minute and often go undetected for hours. This is especially costly in situations where a toilet has run for days, or even weeks, before someone notices (which occurs frequently in secondary household bathrooms). Learn how problem flappers are costing you money.
Have you ever wondered, “Why does my toilet sound like water is running when I haven’t flushed it?”
What you’re hearing is called a phantom flush, the unintended and unseen escape of water from a toilet that is not operating correctly. A phantom flush occurs when water from the tank leaks into the bowl, usually due to a faulty flapper. As the water level inside the tank goes down, the float drops. This opens the fill valve briefly, allowing water to refill the partially empty tank.
If the failure causing the phantom flush is not corrected, a repetitive cycle of leak…fill…leak…fill is created. This cycle can waste 50 – 200 gallons of water every day, making leaking toilets the #1 cause of unintended water use in the home. To detect leaking toilets, water companies recommend the use of dye tablets; however, they are not accurate. Find out why.
In less than a minute you could be on your way to saving money and saving water!!
1) Remove your toilet tank lid.
2) Hook the LeakAlertor over the edge of the tank making sure the sensors
are partially submerged in the water (at least 2 inches)
3) Replace the tank lid.
4) Pull the Battery Activation Tab.