Evaluation Kits

Evaluation Kits

Request an Evaluator’s Kit or an Engineer’s Kit to see just how easy the LeakAlertor is to use! (Note: These kits are available to qualified water utilities at no charge & are for the purpose of evaluation only)

The LeakAlertor Evaluator’s Kit is designed for the water conservation specialist to aid in the testing and evaluation of the LeakAlertor. The guide demonstrates how to 1) determine if the test toilet is functioning properly at the time of testing; 2) properly install the LeakAlertor; 3) create an authentic flapper leak (aka “phantom flush”); and 4) create simulated installation “errors”.

The Evaluator’s Kit* contains the following:

• (1) LeakAlertor unit

• (1) Leak Simulation Kit**

• (1) Step-by-Step Evaluator’s Guide

• (1) LeakAlertor Technical Reference Guide

• (1) Supply Pack of materials to conduct a full testing of the LeakAlertor

The LeakAlertor Engineer’s Kit is designed for the water professional who desires a more in depth analysis of the test toilet, including a real-time display of the acoustic measurements, events and data logging features of the LeakAlertor. The Data Display Unit (DDU) Guide provides a more detailed explanation of how the LeakAlertor performs it’s calculations, battery life calculations and toilet performance measurements.

The Engineer’s Kit*** contains the following:

• (1) LeakAlertor unit

• (1) LeakAlertor Telemetry unit

• (1) Data Display Unit (DDU), with AC power adapter

• (1) Telemetry cable

• (1) Leak Simulation Kit**

• (1) Data Display Unit (DDU) Guide

• (1) LeakAlertor Technical Reference Guide

• (1) Supply Pack, including additional CR2032 batteries and supplies to conduct a full testing of the LeakAlertor

* Water agencies are free to keep all materials included in the Evaluator’s Kit at no charge.
** Please let us know if you are using a top-mounted, push button flush toilet as these products require a different Leak Simulator to be included in your kit. This Leak Simulator remains the property of nth Solutions, LLC and must be returned.
*** The Data Display Unit (DDU), AC adapter, Telemetry cable, and LeakAlertor Telemetry unit remain the property of nth Solutions, LLC and must be returned at the conclusion of the evaluation period or 60 days – whichever comes first. Additional details regarding this equipment is available through our sales department.

Contact our sales team to request an evaluation kit: info@leakalertor.com or fill out the form below!

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.