Is The Toilet Running....Chase Down That Leak

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing Celebrates EPA's National Fix a Leak Week with a how-to video on replacing a toilet flapper.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing The Hudson Valley

Fix A Leak Week

We all share the same water, we need to all use it wisely.

Did you know a leaky toilet can waste 90 gallons of water a day? You may be surprised how easy it is to test yourself. Don't hire a plumber just yet.

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Fix a Leak Week, celebrating its sixth anniversary, is being held March 17-23. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of The Hudson Valley is has a short How-To Video on how to replace your toilet flapper a running toilet.

"Fixing a leak cannot only help the environment, but it can save you money," Clint Kershaw, CEO, said. "We all share the same water, we need to all use it wisely."

Running toilets can waste more than 200 gallons of water daily. A simple method for checking for leaks is placing one to three drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. After 15 minutes, if the water in the bowl has changed color, you have a leak. Old flappers are often the cause of these leaks. Replace any flappers that have decayed or retained mineral build-ups to alleviate this problem.

To help educate the community on how to fix a running toilet and a leak, we put together a DIY Video on how to replace a toilet flapper.

About Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of The Hudson Valley:

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hudson Valley, is a locally owned and operated full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company. Founded in 1986 with over 25 employees, Mr. Rooter proudly offers plumbing services to the homes and businesses in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Ulster counties. For more information on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hudson Valley, please visit

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