Is your home trying to tell you something? Do you hear odd noises coming from your toilet, sink or shower? A drip, drip, drip or a maybe a ch-ch-ch? If so, chances are you have a water leak, and the visible drips or the audible sound of running water are the tell-tale signs.
It may not seem like a big deal, but it is. The average leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water each day, and they aren't always so loud about it. Some water leaks are silent. One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. Wait 15 minutes without flushing. If the color shows up in the bowl, you have leak.
Water may be one of the most affordable utility services you pay for, but why pay more if you don't have to? Besides, water is one of our most precious, and limited, resources. Repairing leaks is often as simple as replacing old, inexpensive parts. It's also a good excuse to upgrade to WaterSense-certified fixtures which use up to 20 percent less water. So seek the leak this spring and find out all you need to know about finding and fixing leaks at askHRgreen.org.
Learn more about Fix a Leak Week https://www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.
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