Did you know that a leaky faucet dripping one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons a year? That's a lot of water and money down the drain! But don't worry, many leaks in the home can be taken care of with quick, easy fixes that will help keep your water bill down and conserve water. Mark your calendars, March 16-20 is National Fix a Leak Week!
Here are a few quick tips for fixing leaks around your home:
- Fix leaky faucets by replacing washers and gaskets
- Use pipe tape and a wrench to fix a leaky showerhead
- If you have a leaky toilet, check to see if the flapper needs replaced
- If your garden hose is leaking at the spigot, replace the rubber hose washer
Check out the Environmental Protection Agency's website for more information on fixing leaks in your home!