Repairing a leaky toilet will not only lower water and wastewater bills, but it will also ensure plumbing is in good condition before the real emergencies happen.
Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Greenstar Home Services, leading provider of HVAC, central water filtration and home plumbing in Orange County urges homeowners to regularly conduct preventative maintenance on homes to avoid costly repairs.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the average household’s leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year that amounts to more than 1 trillion gallons of water leaked annually by households across the nation. A staggering ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. A mere leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water per day.
“Repairing a leaky toilet will not only lower water and wastewater bills, but it will also ensure plumbing is in good condition before the real emergencies happen,” said Jack Yarbrough, Area Sales Manager for Greenstar Home Services.
Greenstar Home Services emphasizes the negative effects poor water efficiency has on the environment and on homeowners’ finances. Consumers can reduce their water bills by as much as ten percent by fixing easily corrected leaks within their homes. Greenstar Home Services has the tools necessary to help customers reduce their eco footprint and water bills. Greenstar offers no cost green estimates to inspect the home with expertise for leaks that may not be visible to the homeowner.
“With a house full of family and friends, toilets are working overtime, and you want to make sure it’s working properly. Unlike leaky faucets that are obvious, some homeowners don’t even realize they have a toilet leak. A nifty tip to help homeowners, and especially do-it-yourselfers, locate silent leaks is to put several drops of dark food coloring into the toilet tank. If dye appears in the bowl, replace the water control diaphragm also known as the flapper at the bottom of the tank. The fill valve may need to be adjusted or replaced,” said Jack Yarbrough, Area Sales Manager for Greenstar Home Services.
In addition to leaks, some toilets won’t flush completely while others run continuously. To help homeowners conserve water and their wallets, Greenstar has this advice:
- To prevent a running toilet, replace flappers and fill valves every couple of years.
- If water continues to flow after flushing, adjust the chain or the float ball in the tank.
- Don’t put chlorine-based products in the toilet tank because they corrode the metals and destroy the rubber seals. Install an ultra-low-flow toilet that requires only 1.6 gallons (6 liters) per flush.
- For those who aren’t do-it-yourselfers or if the problem is too complicated to fix, be sure to contact a qualified service professional. For more information, go to greenstarhomeservices.com.
About Greenstar Home Services:
Greenstar Home Services is the leading provider of environmentally conscious HVAC, central water filtration, and home plumbing in Orange County, California. Greenstar takes great pride in providing unparalleled customer service and offering overwhelming value. Greenstar focuses on preventative maintenance by assisting homeowners with regular home maintenance to greatly reduce and even eliminate costly repairs and emergencies. All of Greenstar service technicians are background checked and drug tested. Greenstar also carries workers compensation to protect homeowners from liability. Greenstar has locations in Lake Forest, CA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Greenstar and a full list of services please visit http://www.greenstarhomeservices.com or call 1.800.434.2566.