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6 Ways To Find Hidden Water Leaks

1) Check your water meter. Turn off all the water in your home, shut off all the faucets and make sure the dishwasher and washing machine are not running. Now watch the meter, if it begins to change quickly you have a fast moving leak, if not, wait two hours and if it has changed slowly, with all the water off, you have a slow leak somewhere.

2) Look at your usage. If a family of four is using more than the average of 12,000 gallons of water per month, there is probably a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

3) Monitor your bill. If your bill is rising consistently but your water habits haven't changed, a leak maybe to blame.

4) Food Coloring. Toilets can account for up to 30% of your water use, so you should make sure they are running properly. To test for leaks, add a few drops of coloring to your toilet tank and wait 10 minutes. If the color shows up in your bowl, you have a leak that lets water flow from the tank to your drain without ever flushing the bowl.

5) Check outside usage. Check your outside spigots by attaching a garden hose. If water seeps through while the hose is running, replace the rubber hose gasket. If you have an irrigation system, have it checked once a year. A system with even a small leak could be wasting 6,300 gallons of water per month.

6) Check under sinks. Checking under basins and in cabinets for leaks and signs of mold or foul smells can help you save thousands a year on water bills alone as well.
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6 Ways To Find Hidden Water Leaks

1) Check your water meter.   Turn off all the water in your home, shut off all the faucets and make sure the dishwasher and washing machine are not running.  Now watch the meter, if it begins to change quickly you have a fast moving leak, if not, wait two hours and if it has changed slowly, with all the water off, you have a slow leak somewhere. 

2) Look at your usage.  If a family of four is using more than the average of 12,000 gallons of water per month, there is probably a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. 

3) Monitor your bill.  If your bill is rising consistently but your water habits havent changed, a leak maybe to blame.     

4) Food Coloring.  Toilets can account for up to 30% of your water use, so you should make sure they are running properly.   To test for leaks, add a few drops of coloring to your toilet tank and wait 10 minutes.  If the color shows up in your bowl, you have a leak that lets water flow from the tank to your drain without ever flushing the bowl.   

5) Check outside usage.  Check your outside spigots by attaching a garden hose.  If water seeps through while the hose is running, replace the rubber hose gasket.  If you have an  irrigation system, have it checked once a year.  A system with even a small leak could be wasting 6,300 gallons of water per month.  

6) Check under sinks.  Checking under basins and in cabinets for leaks and signs of mold or foul smells can help you save thousands a year on water bills alone as well.

Over $100,000.00 were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in the front or behind.
The ANSWER: Three out of four people have the flap in the front.
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Over $100,000.00 were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in the front or behind.   
The ANSWER: Three out of four people have the flap in the front.

Today is National Bubble Bath Day! Are you missing out on it this year because you haven't updated your bathroom and replaced that old small tub or that shower stall? Call us today for a quote! 781-944-8043 ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Bubble Bath Day!   Are you missing out on it this year because you havent updated your bathroom and replaced that old small tub or that shower stall?  Call us today for a quote!   781-944-8043

Happy New Year to everyone!! We are looking forward to a great year! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year to everyone!!   We are looking forward to a great year!

Did you know the most common item dropped down sinks every year? Jewelry! Everything from earrings to rings tumble their way down the drains each year! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know the most common item dropped down sinks every year?   Jewelry!  Everything from earrings to rings tumble their way down the drains each year!
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