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Don’t flush money down your leaky toilet

Whether your toilet is running a little or a lot, it’s bad for the environment and hard on your wallet. That’s why if you suspect your toilet is leaking, it’s important to get it fixed right away.


Looking for a Plumber?

When you’re looking for a plumber here are a few things to consider to make sure you get the right person for the job:

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Whether it’s a small leak or a major plumbing disaster, you want a well-trained,
trustworthy professional to be there fast and get the job done right the first time. But finding the
right plumber can be a difficult task so to help you find the right one, we’ve come up with a few
things that you may want to consider. First, make sure to check the customer reviews on sites like
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Google of any plumbers that you find online to make sure that they are reliable and professional.
Reviews will also help you determine whether that person or service company is courteous,
trustworthy and affordable. After all, this is someone that you will be inviting inside of your
home. Next, making sure to confirm that they are licensed and insured seems like common sense but
you’ll be surprised how many plumbers out there operate without proper credentials or insurance
coverage that help protect both you and the plumber in case of a dispute or accident. Also,
Ask for upfront pricing
request upfront pricing and avoid anyone who doesn’t provide a quote in writing. A plumbing
professional will need to do an initial assessment but depending on the issue you’re experiencing
and the plumber you hire, the cost of a repair can vary. Understanding and agreeing to a price
upfront allows you to stay in control of the job from start to finish while giving you peace of
mind. Another thing to consider is to work with a plumber or service company that values your time.
Work with a company that values your time
The plumber coming to your home should be ready and prepared to fix your issue on the first visit.
This means with all the tools and equipment on hand. When you’re experiencing a problem,
you don’t want to wait around. Availability, quick response and preparedness will ensure
that a simple issue doesn’t take much longer than expected to be completed. And finally,
keep in mind that Pros often know other Pros. If you’ve had a good experience with your water
heater tech or HVAC professional, ask them to refer you to a licensed plumber. At Reliance,
Reliance Plumbing
we know that you can never plan for a plumbing emergency, but knowing exactly what to do when
one arises is critical. We deliver expert service at competitive prices. Our certified
and fully-insured professionals will tell you what to expect from your repair costs and will
show up at your doorstep with all the tools and spare parts needed to take care of the problem
the first time. We’re also dedicated to bringing you and your family peace of mind year-round. To
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help avoid most unexpected repair costs, call us today and ask about our Plumbing Protection
Plan to make sure you’re always covered so for all of your plumbing needs Call on Reliance™.

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Checking for a Toilet Leak

How To Tell If Your Toilet Is Leaking

If you hear that your toilet is running even when it’s not being used, or that it runs longer than usual after you flush, you probably have a leaky toilet. But sometimes, the only thing you notice is a spike in your water bill. If your water bill is unusually high, there’s a chance that you have a leak. A good place to start checking is your toilet. Here’s a simple way to check whether your toilet is leaking:

Number one Drop a few drops of food colouring into the tank.

Number two Wait 20 – 30 minutes.

Number three If you see colour in your toilet bowl, you have a running toilet leak.

Don’t have any food colouring handy? Inspect the inside of your toilet bowl with a flashlight. If you see lines of water streaming down your bowl, you’ve got a leak.

Prevention & Troubleshooting

wrench troubleshooting  Although homeowners may not be able to prevent a sewer backup in a municipal line, treating your residential drains with care may help prevent sewer issues that originate in your home.

If your toilet is running, it may be time to replace the flapper or the fill valve in your tank. If you’re handy around the house, solving this plumbing problem may be as simple as making a trip to your local hardware store for replacement parts.

If you are not comfortable doing your own plumbing repairs, or if the problem persists, it may be time to call in a professional plumber who can identify the source of the leak and get it fixed fast.


We fix other common toilet issues too! The licensed plumbers at Reliance™ can fix your running toilet, and repair other common toilet problems too:

  • Clogged toilets
  • Backed-up toilets
  • Toilet overflows
  • Slow flushing toilets
  • Leaks at the base


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