4 Places to Check for Water Leaks in Your Home

Dripping Faucet
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Your household depends on a reliable source of clean water for a wide variety of uses.

A growing population puts additional strain on water resources, so good stewardship has become more and more important.

An estimated 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water are lost each year from leaks. You can reduce water waste by monitoring these common sources of hidden leaks.

1. Toilet Leaks

A toilet leak can quickly put a dent in your household budget. You may notice a running water sound during the night that continues long after a normal flush should be finished.

Replacing internal parts in the tank will resolve this problem. You can do this simple repair yourself with just a few items from your local hardware or home improvement store.

But if you’re not handy, you can also call your local plumbing company to do the repair.

2. Faucet Drips

The “drip-drip-drip” of the faucet at night will not only keep you awake; it can also cost you a lot of money.

These leaks can be so slight as to almost be undetectable. A simple repair of the gasket can stop the leak and help you to get a good night’s sleep.

Read more: Leaky Faucet: How Do I Stop It?

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