Fix a Leak Week is March 14-20, 2016. The initiative seeks to bring awareness to just how much U.S. water household leaks add up to — more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year. This week, inspect your plumbing fixtures for opportunities to save water and money!
To learn a bit more about Fix a Leak Week, watch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) animated video below:
Follow these steps to detect and tackle plumbing leaks in your home:
1. Check the toilet
Add a few drops of food coloring into your toilet’s tank. Wait 10 minutes, and then peek into the bowl. If the color appears, you have a leak. Remember to flush! Then, call in a professional plumber (hey, that’s us!) to repair the issue.
2. Tighten plumbing connections
Sometimes all your plumbing needs are a good twist to stop drips. If you have a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator, turn it clockwise to save even more water. Don’t have aerators installed on your faucets? Give us a call for expert installation.
3. Replace old and broken plumbing fixtures
If you haven’t upgraded your home’s plumbing fixtures recently, consider replacing them with WaterSense labeled models. It can make a huge difference! For example, according to the EPA, the average family can save 13,000 gallons of water by replacing old toilets with more efficient models.
Water conservation is very important to all of us at Plumbing Medic. Not only do we offer Valley-wide residential plumbing services, but we also specialize in water conservation products and practices. In fact, Plumbing Medic is nationally recognized as a licensed green plumber by Green Plumbers USA!
Help us celebrate Fix a Leak Week by following the steps outlined above and giving us a call for plumbing repairs and installation: