Did you know that a leaky faucet can use up to 15 gallons of water a day? What’s worse is a running toilet. Something as simple as a leaking flapper can waist up to 200 gallons per day. Whereas a continuously running modern toilet with a 1.6 gallon tank can waste 4,000 gallons of water per day! That equals 120,000 gallons a month, which means a modern leaking toilet can cost $6 each day or $180 per month! An older toilet can waste about 2 to 3 times more!
You and I can both agree that there are much better uses for $6-$18 dollars a day than throwing it down a drain. So, below I have some tips on taking care of those sneaky leaks. Finding Hidden Leaks
If you suspect your toilet is leaking from the tank (It sometimes will cause “ghost flushing”). Drop some food coloring into the tank. Wait a few minutes (DO NOT FLUSH). If the water in the bowl changes color, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR LEAK! The problem is most likely your toilet flapper.
You Can Learn How To Replace Your Toilet Flapper In This Video!
For more information on this tip & more watch the video below.
Get A Refund From Your Utility Company! Once your leaks are found and repaired, you may be able to get a refund on your water bill. Proof of repair must be submitted (a plumber's bill or receipts for parts purchased by the homeowner) to your water utility company. The utility company will then reimburse some percentage of the overage caused by the leak in that month. And if you need a plumber in Salisbury, NC or surrounding area. Contact us at Five Star Plumbing & Consulting #980-214-7091. We look forward to serving you!
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"A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source.”
– Arthur Baer.