Fix A Leak Week again (March 17-23), and Black Mountain Plumbing, Inc. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s project to brings awareness to property owners to check plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for minor leaks and other water waste that might be occurring within their homes.
Did you know that an American house can lose, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, leaking faucets, and other household leakages?
Moreover, a quarter-gallon per minute toilet leak can add over $100 per month to a household water costs.
“One thing everyone can do is check their toilets” says Scott Ferrell of Black Mountain Plumbing Inc. “A leaky toilet can squander as much as 200 gallons of water per day.”.
To check for a toilet leakage, place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank and await 15 minutes. If any color shows up in the bowl without flushing first, you have a leakage. Dripping toilets are frequently the result of an old or worn toilet flapper. The flapper is a rubber piece that opens up to let the water flow from the tank into the bowl when you pull down on the toilet handle. Gradually, the flapper can wear out, or simply decay. Changing them can be a simple fix, and parts can be discovered at most hardware stores.
Throughout the week Black Mountain Plumbing will be motivating its consumers to fix leaking faucets, running toilets, and leaking showerheads. “We will be offering some simple home repair tips to take care of some usual leakages found in the home on our blog website at sandiegoplumbingtips.com and on Twitter and facebook” says Ferrell.
Fix A Leak Week: Great Time To Find Leaks In Homes
- Reduce faucet leaks by inspecting faucet washers and gaskets for wear and, if required, replace the faucet with a WaterSense-labeled version.
- For a leaky garden hose, change the nylon or rubber hose washer and guarantee a tight connection to the spigot making use of pipeline tape and a wrench.
- Landscape irrigation systems need to be examined each spring prior to use to make certain they were not harmed over the winter and examined monthly when in use.
Throughout California and the country, family leakages waste more than one trillion gallons of water per year– sufficient to provide the water needs of Chicago, Miami, and L.a combined. Easily remedied household leakages can lower homeowners’ water costs by 12 percent under Fix A Leak Week.
To assist you conserve, Black Mountain Plumbing Inc is providing $59 whole residence inspections til the end of the month. You can download a plumbing voucher to get the discount rate. This does not include of any electronic inspection and there are conditions to the offer. Please call us at 858-536-4161 to learn more about services and Fix A Leak Week.
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