Is it time to fix that flapper?

We get calls about leaking toilets just about every day. There’s an easy way to figure out if you’re due for a big fix or a simple one. Sometimes it’s just a flapper, and there’s an easy way to figure that out.

Wally, from Coast Hardware in Fort Bragg, tells folks to add food coloring to the tank of the toilet. “In about 30 minutes you’ll know if your flapper is leaking because the bowl will be that color,” he says. “Swapping out a flapper is a pretty easy thing to do. We can show you how to do that in the store.”