I Just Gotta Tell Ya
- 1 slow drip-leak can waste more than 100 gallons of water per week
- More than 1 Trillion Gallons of water are wasted in US Homes from easy to fix leaks
- A running toilet can waste 2 gallons of water per minute.
- A silent leak in a toilet can waste up to 7,000 gallons per month.
- Bathroom showers, toilets, and sinks account for approximately 75% of the water used in each American Home
- If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month of water, you probably have a leak
- 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
- My plumber charges $75.00 an hour
How to Find Leaks
- Turn off all the H2O inside and outside your house, showers, sinks, washing machines, appliances and irrigation.
- Find your water meter. Your meter will have a triangular red or silver and black round disc that is commonly called a “leak indicator. If the meter’s hand is moving, you’ve got a leak. If it’s not moving, note the position of the meter and recheck it in 10 minutes. If it moved, you’ve got a slow leak
- Dye test: Flush the toilet, then add a teaspoon of food coloring to the tank when it is filling up. (Don’t flush). After an hour, check the bowl. If you can see any dye, your toilet’s leaking
- If the water in the bowl changes colors, the flapper valve needs to be replaced.
- Green Plumbers USA (www.greenplumbersusa.com) has listing of green plumbers to help you save money and water and a rebate listing in your state.
- How Much Does A Water Leak Cost
- American WaterWorks Association- WaterWise Drip Calculator
- How To Check For a Water Leak
- Jack Stephan is a plumber in Los Angeles who has an article on how to detect and stop both gas and water leaks: You can find the article here at: www.jackstephan.com/services/plumbing/water-and-gas-leaks