People can save tens of thousands of gallons of water a year by taking care of leaks they may not even know they have in their home.
East Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
Gold Medal Service, an award-winning heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and drain service company in New Jersey, advises area homeowners to take advantage of national Fix a Leak Week activities, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its partner, WaterSense.
This year’s Fix a Leak Week runs from March 17-23 and the theme is “Chasing Leaks.” WaterSense and the EPA encourage people nationwide to participate in community runs and other activities to educate themselves about chasing down leaks and how to stop wasting water.
“People can save tens of thousands of gallons of water a year by taking care of leaks they may not even know they have in their home,” said Mike Agugliaro, Gold Medal Service co-founder. “It’s good for the environment to save water, and it’s also good for the local economy and your own pocketbook.”
Checking plumbing and irrigation systems and correcting any leaks can save homeowners as much as 10,000 gallons of water per year, roughly the capacity of a backyard swimming pool, or the amount needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.
WaterSense encourages homeowners to follow a three-step process:
- Check leaks in the toilet by putting food coloring in the tank to see if it drips down to the bowl.
- Twist to tighten pipe and hose connections or to put on new faucet aerators or showerheads.
- Replace existing fixtures with new, more efficient ones.
The safest thing to do if New Jersey homeowners detect a leak in their home is to call the plumbing experts at Gold Medal Services to repair or replace any faulty pipes or other parts.
“Our technicians are experts at detecting and repairing any leaks that spring up,” said Agugliaro, “so it’s essential that homeowners in our service areas get a full check to prevent any burst pipes or other plumbing disasters.”
About Gold Medal Service
Gold Medal Service, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, was founded in New Jersey in 1994 with just two employees. Their vision was to provide homeowners with a reliable and trustworthy home service company customers could count on to fix just about anything that could go wrong in a home. Since then Gold Medal has grown to include more than 120 employees and technicians solving plumbing, heating, cooling, electric, drain, and sewer issues for homeowners across the state of New Jersey. Gold Medal Service is an Angie’s List “Super Service Award” recipient. For more information, call 800-853-6060 or visit http://www.goldmedalservice.com.