LeakAlertor 6000

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$24.95

The LeakAlertor is a smart device that electronically monitors your toilets for leaks, imminent overflows, and other water wasting problems. The LeakAlertor alerts you both visually and audibly to toilet overflows, leaking flappers, or stuck wide-open flapper/flush valves BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM.

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Weight 2.5 oz
Dimensions 1.5 × 2 × 9.5 in

7 reviews for LeakAlertor 6000

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ernie

    Hello Everyone,

    Thank you for taking time to read our reviews. We are really excited about the new LeakAlertor 6000 technology and know the LeakAlertor will solve your problem that led you to our site. Please be sure to write your own 5 Star review once you install your LeakAlertor. Your positive comments will really help us get the word out! Be sure to check out our videos on the LeakAlertor 6000 Support page. Thank you for your interest.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Dial

    I have two of them and are a great way to save money on my water bill. A couple of times they have alerted me that my flapper did not seat properly, since my hearing is bad I would never of heard the leak. Great little device.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tai-Ann Chen

    It happened to me a few times that the toilet water tank flapper pulling wire got tangled and the flapped didn’t close. The water kept wasted for hours, and even overnight, before we finally discovered.

    Upon searching for a solution, I found this LeakAlertor 6000. It hangs on the toilet tank with sensor wires sticking inside the water tank. By sensing how water level changes, it can detect a variety of problems, including flapper not closed, damaged flapped leak, etc., and sounds the alarm.

    I tested it by shutting off the water inlet valve and flush the toilet. I use no-refilling water to emulate the not-closed flapper. And surely enough the LeakAlertor 6000 sounds alarm immediately.

    Now I can sleep tight at night knowing my toilet tank won’t be accidentally wasting water over the whole night. We have already had 3 installed in the house. My wife and I all think LeakAlertor 6000 is a very smart invention, and we will not hesitate to introduce it to any friend of ours.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Fowler

    With a house full of people for a week, I decided to hand over the job of Toilet Police to LeakAlertor. I bought two and now I do not have to listen for toilets running or the water pump continually coming on in the middle of the night due to a running toilet. The product works just like it proclaims to and is very unobtrusive.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anil Anand

    I was always looking for a product that would fore-warn me when a toilet is leaking rather than trial and error approach for me that takes time. I am so glad LeakAlertor exists now. I have the 6000 model and it works beautifully. I just had a need to move it from one toilet to another and their customer support in guiding me was EXCEPTIONAL. I would HIGHLY recommend this product.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sig

    I’m a landlord in a eight unit complex. I got stung with a very high water bill last year because of one neglected toilet. Desperation set in and I was looking for an answer to stop this from happening again. All water supply to these units go to one meter only. Separate meters for each unit wasn’t very cost effective and not even possible. I done a lot of research into different products and services. Some offer wireless metering that would be monitored by a separate service. Metering would be hard plumbed into the toilet supply line and transmission by radio waves , picked up by an external antenna, relayed by computer modem then monitored by a private service for billing. We are talking more than a few thousand dollars just to start. Not for me. As a note, they wouldn’t even consider my building for an install anyway, too small they said, not worth the effort. 26 units was their minimum. This one from LeakAlertor was not only very affordable but easier to install. It took only the time to hang it on the tank and let it go through its calibration period (45min) . I ordered 14 of these units. Shipping took only a few days. I first installed on my own toilets as a test for a couple of days. No problems, so I continued to add them to all the apartment units. This gives me a piece of mind for now. Since tenants are not always doing the right thing and reporting what they should, I have to make an effort and make a spot inspection. So far these units have been in place for two months now without issue. These things are great and not over priced. Future products from this company are in the works for a wireless version. This would be an extra plus for any landlord. Hope this review helps someone.
    Sincerely,
    Sig

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirk N.

    I bought 2 leakAlertor 6000 units and installed them at home. They were easy to install but did not sound an alarm when I tested them. I called the toll free number and was able to talk to a quality guy who explained how the sensor worked. It turned out that I was not waiting long enough for the alarm.

    I would recommend this product.

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Dye Tablets

5 Reasons why dye tablets are not accurate:

The LeakAlertor takes away the frustration of high water bills, and saves you money! Unlike dye tablets, the LeakAlertor is constantly at work checking for silent leaks, wide-open flappers, and faulty fill valves. It alerts you before you leave the bathroom with a “beep” and blinking LED during the flush cycle.

1) Errors are made in using dye tablets.
Often times, dye tablets are used incorrectly. Some people have mistakenly put the tablet in the toilet bowl rather than the toilet tank…test ruined! Some have put the tablet in the tank, and flushed the toilet immediately…test ruined! Some people drop the tablet in the tank, but then walk away and forget…again, test ruined!

2) Not all toilet leaks are caught by dye tablets.
Dye tablets can only detect one type of leak – a leaking flapper – and only if it’s leaking at the time of the test. However, stuck flush valves, wide-open flappers, phantom flushes, and running toilets are all common leaks not detected by dye tablets.

3) By the time you use a dye tablet your toilet may have already been leaking for weeks, or even months.
Often times, homeowners don’t realize a toilet is leaking because they think a leak should mean there is water on the floor. However, the most common leaks occur either at the flapper, or where the tank and bowl connect. These leaks occur inside the toilet, and are almost always invisible.

4) Intermittent leaks are often missed by dye tablets.
Just because your toilet isn’t leaking at the moment of testing doesn’t mean it wasn’t leaking an hour ago, or won’t be leaking an hour from now. Also, when a flapper first begins to leak, the amount may be too small for dye tablets to detect.

5) It’s not easy to get dye tablets.
Few hardware stores actually sell them, and it’s a hassle to contact your water utility for free tablets. You can buy them on-line, but you have to pay for shipping and wait for them to arrive. Meanwhile, your toilet continues to leak, and your water bill gets even higher!

7 Reasons why the flapper/flush-valve won't close:

1)  The flapper is “stuck” to the overflow pipe.
One observable symptom: it is not bobbing or floating in the water, regardless of the water height, and appears to be partially or fully upright.

2)  The chain is tangled.
A chain link can get stuck on the metal clip or loop over the top of the lever arm. Although an improper chain length causes many of these problems, “slapping” the flush handle can also cause the chain to hang up.

3)  A clogged drain/obstructed pipe produces back pressure through the flush valve seat.
The obstruction doesn’t allow the water level inside the tank to drop low enough for the flapper to seat properly. In this instance, the flapper appears to “hover” in the water above the flush valve seat. A clogged or obstructed drain pipe is the most common reason for toilets to overflow the bowl.

4)  A “universal” replacement flapper is purchased.
When a “universal” replacement flapper is purchased, it does not seat properly on the flush valve. Flappers should be purchased according to the type of flush valve used because universal flappers can leak and/or fail to seat up to 50% of the time.

5)  The flush handle/lever is old, defective, or “sticking” to the inside of the toilet tank.
Old or defective equipment can result in the flapper being held open.

6)  The flapper hinges are weakened and/or degraded.
This allows the flapper to slide to the side and not seat properly on the flush valve. (Note: the water flow from the fill valve can also push the flapper to one side if it is above 60 PSI.)

7)  A flapper’s buoyancy doesn’t become “negative” until the tank completely evacuates.
This does not allow the flapper to seat properly. Although there are several known causes (including toilet design), the most common is a clogged or obstructed drain pipe, which creates back pressure into the tank through the flush valve.


5 Common reasons why wide-open flappers often go undetected:

1)  No one is home to hear it running.
Often times, a person will use the bathroom before they leave their home (or business). In this case, a wide-open flapper would not be detected until the person returned home and realized the problem. This could be hours, or even the following day.

2)  The bathroom is not used frequently.
A wide-open flapper in secondary bathrooms (a finished basement or guest bathroom) can go undetected for days or weeks, wasting a tremendous amount of water and resulting in a high water bill.

3)  Hearing impaired/challenged people may fail to recognize a problem exists.
People with moderate to severe hearing loss may be unable to hear the running water. People afflicted with tinnitus may be unable to distinguish the sound of the running water from their tinnitus.

4)  The sound of the toilet tank refilling is a muted hum.
The initial flush of a toilet is loud, brief, and occurs while the user is still in the bathroom. However, the refilling of the toilet is quieter, prolonged, and typically finishes after the user has left the bathroom. Therefore, the user is unaware when the flapper remains wide-open.

5)  Background noise can easily mask the sound of a wide-open flapper or flush valve.
Examples include central air conditioners and HVAC systems (while the fan is operating); ceiling and window fans; music and/or TV; etc.