No to bricks in the toilet tank!

By Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Some allege that putting a brick in the toilet tank can save water, and we are being told, time and again to do this, or to use the “Hippo” device, but doing that can keep your toilet from flushing correctly.

The best tip in that department, in order to conserve water, is still the adage, “If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down”, rather than flushing with a brick of such inside. Alternatively, but there is a cost involved in obtaining and installing, a dual flush system would be something to consider if one does not want to leave urine to sit in the bowl for a while.

The brick or the “hippo”, however, are best left out of the tank.

Another plumbing tip, avoid liquid drain cleaners. Liquid drain cleaners are sometimes bad news as they eat away at the pipes. Try a plunger or, if that does not work, better yet an auger.

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