▶ Water Leaks
LEAKS CAN RUN, BUT THEY CAN’T HIDE.
"The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry." [USEPA]
Leaky toilets, indoor/outdoor faucets and appliances around your residence or business can easily cost you hundreds of dollars a year on your water bill, and waste tens of thousands of gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water, and leak repairs are generally inexpensive relative to the costs of the leaks themselves.
Water leaks can be hidden or obvious, and from a variety of sources. Leaky toilets are the most common culprit, and you may not hear or see the leak. Another common problem is a leaky pipe, fitting or appliance that is hidden from view in a basement or utility closet. For more advice on evaluating leaks, talk to your plumber or see the troubleshooting tips below.
On rare occasions, an outdoor water service line may spring a leak due to joint failure or corrosion.
If you observe unusually persistent wetness directly above your water service line or experience a dramatic sudden change in water quality, or pressure, please contact us right away so that we can assess the situation and reduce the likelihood of a potential wasteful leak.
CHECKING YOUR WATER USAGE
We recommend that customers check the readings on their meters to help alleviate the possibility of a high bill due to a leaking toilet or some other issue that they are not aware of. We also recommend that landlords check the meter readings on their rental properties at least once per month in order to keep an eye on possible leaks or vandalism associated with rental units.
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Water Leak Repair Videos
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