Drip…drip…drip… That’s the sound of the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water that are lost each year to leaks nationwide. Check your pipes, America! To help raise awareness, stop the flow of wasted water, and put money back in your pocket, the Environmental Protection Agency hosts an annual Fix a Leak Week – our favorite time of year to remind our customers about the importance of leak prevention. If you suspect you have a leak, or would like to know for sure, check out this helpful link from the EPA: Fix a Leak Week
You’ll discover many helpful tips and tricks for detecting and correcting common household leaks, from the showerhead to the faucet and from the kitchen to the garden, like:
- Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
- Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.)
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It’s easy to locate and correct common household leaks, but you can always ask Service Specialties to assist! We love helping our customers prevent wasted water – shaving dollars off the monthly water bill while keeping our planet healthy. Schedule service today or get in touch to discuss your home’s unique needs: (703) 968-0606. If you have a leak, we’ll find it and fix it!