“Fixing seemingly insignificant leaks can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a year, said Preston Theye, General Manager of Rapid-Rooter in Ft. Lauderdale.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Rapid-Rooter Plumbing, Sewer & Drain Service encourages South Floridians to take part in The EPA’s annual Fix-a-Leak week, which is March 18-24. Repairing dripping faucets, leaky toilets and other plumbing leaks will equate to big savings on water bills and reduce the strain on local and regional water supplies.
Fix-a-Leak Week is a designated time to increase awareness and improve water conservation through simple measures. “Most home and business owners will be surprised how fixing a couple of seemingly insignificant leaks can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a year, said Preston Theye, General Manager of Rapid-Rooter in Ft. Lauderdale.
According to the EPA, the average American household can save up to 10,000 gallons of water simply by fixing plumbing leaks. Rapid-Rooter recommends EPA WaterSense certified products to its customers and offers water- saving plumbing solutions such as dual-flush toilets, flow reducers for faucet spouts and low-flow showerheads.
Two Tricks for Detecting a Toilet Leak
You may not always hear water running in your toilet or see it flowing into the bowl but your toilet might be leaking water down the drain on a constant basis, up to 200 gallons per day. Here are two ways to detect toilet leaks from Miami plumbing experts at Rapid-Rooter:
- Put a few drops of food coloring into the tank and wait fifteen minutes. If colored water appears in the bowl, you have a leak. Replacement of the flapper valve will stop most toilet leaks.
- Sprinkle a pinch of flour or talcum powder on top of the water in your toilet tank. Watch it carefully. If it drifts toward the tank’s overflow tube then you have a different kind of toilet leak called an overflow leak. Replace the float valve to solve the problem.
Faucet drips can often be fixed by replacing simple washers and cartridges. How-to videos on the internet make such DIY projects easier than ever, but a professional plumber can quickly find and fix all household leaks for those who lack DIY skills or are simply too busy to make repairs themselves. Often, the cost of a plumber’s time can be recovered in water bill savings in less than a year.
Rapid-Rooter is a full-service plumbing company that has served Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach Counties for 30 years. The company provides all manner of plumbing repair and sewer & drain services to residential and commercial customers. Rapid-Rooter plumbers are licensed, insured and fully qualified to fix any size plumbing or drain problem. Rapid-Rooter has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. http://www.RapidRooter.com