The drip from your faucet or shower is more than just an annoying sound. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons a year. That’s enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry.
Not only do leaks waste precious water and increase your bill, but left unchecked they could lead to water damage and expensive repairs. The EPA says fixing easily corrected household leaks can save you about 10% on water bills.
In recognition of Fix a Leak Week (March 15-21) the experts at Donley AC & Plumbing are sharing ways to handle the most common leaks.
Turn off water inside your house and make sure your irrigation system is not scheduled to turn on. Then, check your water meter (typically located in front of house near sidewalk) for movement. The meter should not move. If it does, you have a leak.
Other signs you have a leak in your home or business:
Ways to improve water efficiency inside your home:
About Donley AC & Plumbing
Since 1976, Jim and Mike Donley and their employees have been providing honest, caring service to Arizonans. Family-owned Donley AC & Plumbing has twice been honored with the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award. Donley technicians receive ongoing training to provide the most comprehensive service for air conditioning, plumbing, heating, sewer repair, maintenance management and solar hot water. www.donleyservice.com