Are you dealing with a dripping faucet, low water pressure, or clogged pipe? You’re probably tempted to call a professional plumber, and with good reason. Homeowners usually don’t have the necessary skills for a DIY plumbing job. They can even make matters worse in the end, triggering thousands of dollars in property and personal damage. Below are plumbing tips that every homeowner should know. Maybe one of these tips will save you from making a costly plumbing mistake.

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South Shore Plumbing Tip of the Week

Toilet leaks are a real problem, but if you catch them early could save you trouble later on.

The most likely place to find a leak is in your toilet’s flush valve seal. The flush valve seal is what keeps water from flowing from the tank to the bowl of your toilet when it isn’t in flushing mode. To catch an early leak, use a little food coloring.

Yep, food coloring is all it takes. Place a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank and then check back in a few hours. If some of the colored water is in your toilet bowl, that means you have a leak.


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