|Did you know that repairing a leaky toilet can save up to 500 gallons of water a day? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking pipes. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, and we want to help you understand where these leaks may be coming from.
This year, the EPA will celebrate “Fix a Leak Week” during March 16 – 22, 2020. Throughout the month of March, Moulton Niguel will be sending our customers simple dye strip tests to check your toilet for leaks. Why toilets? One of the most common household leaks is a leaky toilet. If not fixed, just one leaky toilet can cause your bill to increase by more than $500!
Helpful Resources to Identify Common Household Leaks
To check for leaks in your home, you first need to determine whether you’re wasting water and then identify the source of the leak. Here are some tips for finding leaks: