It’s March 12-18 Fix A Leak Week Across the U.S.

March 12-18 Fix A Leak WeekMarch 12-18 Fix A Leak Week Across the U.S.

Watersense, in partnership with the EPA has named March 12-18  Fix A leak Week to encourage water conservation and remind residents and businesses to check for and repair water leaks. Black Mountain Plumbing believes this to be an especially important initiativedue to severe constraints on our water supply.

Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?

Furthermore, a quarter-gallon per minute toilet leak can add over $100 per month to a residential water bill.

“One thing everybody can do is check their toilets” says Scott Ferrell of Black Mountain Plumbing Inc.  “A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day.”

To check for a toilet leak, place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank and wait for 15 minutes. If any color shows up in the bowl without flushing first, you have a leak. Leaky toilets are most often 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. Over time, the flapper can build up minerals, or simply decay. Replacing them can be an easy fix, and parts can be found at most hardware stores.

Earlier this year, Black Mountain Plumbing made a commitment to get all of our plumbers accredited as Green Plumbers.  We can show you how to reduce your water waste and become more efficient.  We can advise you on plumbing fixtures that work best and use less.

We encourage you to check your home or business for water leaks.  You will be saving water and money if you do.  To help you save, Black Mountain Plumbing Inc is offering free leak inspections this week, if we do the repairs.  That can be a significant savings, because leaks are not always easy to detect.  We are also offering $99 leak inspections.  This does not include any electronic inspection and there are conditions to the offer.  Please call us at 858-536-4161 for more information about March 12-18 Fix A leak Week or complete our online request form.


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