Faucets and showerheads
Leaking faucets and showerheads can add up to thousands of gallons of wasted water. Leaking faucets and showerheads are generally easy and inexpensive to repair or replace. Install low flow aerators on all faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. Low flow aerators can save water producing a cost savings on your monthly bill. Look for the Watersense logo when replacing these fixtures. A WaterSense ® labeled showerhead can save up to 750 gallons per month.
If your showerhead can fill a one gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds replace it with a water efficient showerhead.
Broken sprinkler heads or damaged underground pipes are common sources of leaks in irrigation systems. Check your irrigation system at least once each month for broken heads and especially wet areas for possible underground leaks or timer malfunctions. Lightning from thunderstorms can cause an automatic timer to malfunction.
If you have checked your system and feel that your water bill for irrigation is too high, please contact our offices at 407-944-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for a FREE on-site evaluation.
The majority of residential water leaks occur from the toilet. The most common causes of a leaking toilet are:
Flapper valve stuck in open position.
Worn flapper not allowing for proper seal.
Tank Float: When the float assembly stops working it allows the toilet to run continuously which may cause overflow.
To check for a leak in the toilet there's an easy way to check this. Put food coloring in the toilet tank. Wait about 15 minutes. If you notice food coloring in the toilet bowl you have a leak. It is most likely the toilet flapper. It's easy to fix and you can save more than 600 gallons a month. Flush the toilet after conducting the test to avoid any possibility of staining.
If the flapper needs to be replaced, be sure to obtain a flapper that will provide a tight seal. Also the level of the water in your toilet tank should be at least one inch (1") below the top of the overflow pipe. If the level is too high adjust the float ball and recheck the water level.