Is your toilet always running? Does it make hissing noises? This may indicate a toilet leak. In addition to increasing your utility bills, a leaky toilet tank can cause costly water damage to your flooring. Before spending money on a new toilet, try this quick trick to test for leaks:
Step 1: Remove lid and add red food coloring to the water in the tank.
Step 2: Sit back and wait – give it about an hour.
Step 3: Check the water in the toilet bowl. If the water is pink, then you have a leak. This means it is time to replace the flappers in the tank.
Catching this leak can save you from replacing your toilet and costly damage. Sometimes leaks can sneak up silently, so it is important to test your toilet periodically.