How do I determine if I have a toilet leak?

Toilet leaks are leaks in which water from the tank seeps into the toilet bowl. From there, the water goes into the sewer system. If you can hear the toilet running or need to jiggle the handle to get it to stop running after you flush, you have a toilet leak.  Sometimes you cannot hear the leak, however. To determine if you have a leak, place a dye tablet or food coloring into the tank and do not flush the toilet for about an half an hour. If the dye coloring has seeped into the stool from the tank, the flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced. Local hardware stores carry new flappers for about $5.00, complete with installation instructions. If you have more than one toilet, either do the dye test for all of them, or turn the toilets off one at a time, and do the overnight reading again. This may take a few nights to work out.  Click here for more information about common causes of leaks.

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3. Can I change the name on the bill so the tenants receive the utility bill?
4. How can the water meter tell me if I have a leak?
5. How do I determine if I have a toilet leak?
6. My toilet isn't leaking, where else could it be coming from?
7. Why is my water cloudy and then clears up after I run it for a while?
8. What can I do to improve water pressure?
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