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Understanding how a running toilet can cause a high water bill, with no visible leak.

Ring ring, do you have a running toilet? Well, you better go catch it! Leaking and running toilets are surprisingly the number one cause for excessive water usage in the household, and paying attention to the damage one can do can truly save your money from going down the drain.

It happens to the best of us: when the toilet is flushed the flapper doesn’t reseat properly or the flapper is stuck wide-open. Either way, unfortunately, you may not realize it for some time, but the water company will. And when you get the water bill which shows way more numbers than you would like to see, that’s when the running toilet really hits home— and your bank account.

Can such a simple and common mistake really cost that much money? Initially, it may even seem like the water company is trying to fool you. But the truth lies here: an average toilet refills at a rate up to 5 gallons per minute. So with a stuck-open flapper, running for an average 8-hour workday this can lead up to 2400 gallons of water flowing right through the tank, out the bowl, and down the drain— taking your money with it.

Does it make sense to ever buy 2400 plastic water jugs from the grocery store just to pour them down the drain? Of course not. But when you think about it, this is essentially the equivalent of a running toilet. And in the eyes of the water company, you still have to pay for every ounce of water. Even if you don’t really use it.

So what’s the solution? The LeakAlertor 6000.

The LeakAlertor is a combination running toilet, toilet leak detection device which electronically monitors your toilet with every flush. Letting you know when it keeps running, is leaking, and other water-wasting problems causing a high water bill with no visible leak. So while the water company takes note of your every move, so will the LeakAlertor — but it just lets you know a lot faster. In fact, because it constantly checks for that wasteful running toilet, LeakAlertor alerts you both visually and audibly before you can even leave the restroom: completely minimizing what comes out of your pocket in the long run.

For more information about how LeakAlertor can save you the shock of a ridiculous water bill with no visible leak, visit

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