Did you know?
Did you know that costs for water damage caused by toilets averages between $2,000 to $10,000 per incident. Seventy-eight percent of these were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, or toilets that backed up and overflowed.
The Institute for Business and Home Safety recommends homeowners conduct the following preventative maintenance.
- After flushing, remain in or near the bathroom until the fill valve has finished refilling the bowl.
- If the bowl or tank begins to overflow, turn off the water at the supply valve.
- Inspect the flushing mechanism inside the toilet every six months.
- The fill valve should shut off when the float reaches the proper water level.
- Replace the flapper or fill valve assembly if you notice intermittent or constant tank refilling when the toilet is not in use.
- Inspect the supply line every six months.
- Ensure the connection to the valve is secure.
- Operate the valve to make sure the water supply will shut off. Replace if needed.