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11 Unusual Uses for Kool-Aid

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 11: <p>To check for <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/no-plunger-needed-7-easier-ways-to-clear-a-clog-49465?">leaks in your toilet</a> tank, open the lid and pour a packet of dark-colored Kool-Aid into the reserve tank. Let it sit for 30 minutes. If the liquid in the bowl changes color, then water is leaking from the tank into the bowl. </p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-things-never-to-flush-down-the-toilet-51082?#.WdLD2BNSxE4">10 Things Never to Flush Down the Toilet</a></strong></p>

Check Your Toilet for Leaks

To check for leaks in your toilet tank, open the lid and pour a packet of dark-colored Kool-Aid into the reserve tank. Let it sit for 30 minutes. If the liquid in the bowl changes color, then water is leaking from the tank into the bowl.

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