How do I know the toilet is leaking with LEAKMARKER?
The Leakmarker alarm cap products are equipped with an alarm system and the indicator washer changes color to identify a leaking toilet.
The leakmarker indicator strips are adhered to the visible side of the toilet, when the water waste leaks, the indicator strips changes color, signifying a leak is present.
Does cleaning the toilet affect the LEAKMARKER?
The answer is no, the color indicators are hermetically sealed to ensure any change in color and the sounding alarm is due to water leakage from the toilet base.However pushing water underneath the toilet could trigger the sensors.
When can I use the LEAKMARKER?
You can use the LEAKMARKER with a new toilet installation or an existing toilet.
How to stop the alarm?
Simply by removing the caps, but the color indicator washers Stays red.
How long can LEAKMARKER be used before it needs to be replaced?
The LEAKMARKER is good until it detects a leak. After detecting a leak,it usually needs the replacement of a wax or rubber gasket,with a new LEAKMARKER.
Is it easy to install?
It’s very easy to install, check the instructions page for more details, or contact
a licensed plumber.
How to detect toilet tank leaks?
To check if your toilet tank is leaking, you can use the LEAKMARKER dye test.
Leaking toilets cause more water waste than any other fixture in the home. Even a silent toilet leak can waste 70,000 litres of water in a single year.
Signs of a leaking toilet:
• You have to wiggle the handle to make a toilet stop running.
• You hear sounds from a toilet when not being used.
• A toilet runs for approximately 10 seconds without you touching the handle.
A dye test can indicate whether or not your toilet is leaking.
The most common source of toilet leaks is the flapper valve which opens to allow water to flow from the tank to the bowl when flushing the toilet.
To replace the flapper, take your existing flapper to a hardware or plumbing store to match it with the proper replacement.
NOTE: After installing the new flapper, run the dye test again to assure you have no leak.
Flapper chain is kinked
Check to see if the chain is kinked, as this can cause the flapper to not close properly. If the chain is kinked, simply remove the kink.
You see water running over the top of the overflow
If the level is too high, water can leak into the overflow pipe. If this happens, adjust the floater to lower the water level one inch below the overflow pipe.
The rise in water pressure at night could cause the water level to rise in the toilet tank by 1/2 inch or more. This is why the manufacturers of toilets usually suggest that the water level be set at approximately one inch below the top of the overflow tube.