ARS/Rescue Rooter Celebrates “National Fix a Leak Week”

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American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is celebrating “National Fix a Leak Week” from March 19 to March 25. ARS is celebrating by informing homeowners about their plumbing and saving them up to 10% in water bills.

ARS is celebrating by informing homeowners about their plumbing and saving them up to 10% in water bills.

American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is celebrating “National Fix a Leak Week” from March 19 to March 25. ARS is celebrating by informing homeowners about their plumbing and saving them up to 10% in water bills.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year and is equal to annual household water use in 11 million homes. The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks, or water heater. If your water bill is higher than usual, you might have a leak somewhere in your home. ARS has the following tips for homeowners and their plumbing:

Toilet

  • Do a visual inspection of the toilet.
  • If you notice rust spots on the floor or water behind the bowl, you may have a leak.
  • Shut the water off by turning the valve behind the toilet.
  • Check supply hose for loose connections.

Sink

  • Once a month, check items beneath the cabinet to see if they are dry.
  • If the items are always wet, then you have a leak, and you need to shut the water off.
  • Leaks come from the drain pipe or the water pipe.
  • If the leak is from the water pipe (continuously wet, even after drying), then shut the water off.
  • If the leak is from the drain pipe, put a pan or bucket under the sink until a professional can come out and assess.

Water Heater

  • Water heaters are typically in the basement, a closet, or attic.
  • They can leak, but continue to operate (such as water coming through the ceiling).
  • Check the water heater for moisture in the water heater pan and on top around the pipe connectors. If you notice rusting, moisture, or corrosion then you have a problem.
  • Tip: Once a quarter, when you change your HVAC air filter, check your water heater for moisture and leaks (they’re typically in the same area of the house).

Other Tips

  • If your water bill is higher than usual, but you’ve checked the house for leaks and didn’t find any, you may have a water leak underground.
  • Another way to check for leaks is to turn off all of your home’s water-using appliances and read your water meter. If the flow-indicator arrow or the dials on your meter are still turning, then you have a leak.
  • You can also detect leakage by learning how to read your water meter.
  • Don’t forget to check your outside hose faucets for leaks (garden hoses, water sprinklers, etc.)

Preventative maintenance can help your plumbing continue to function properly, efficiently and safely.

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ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 23 states, with approximately 6,500 employees. The ARS Network features industry-leading brands including, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy’s Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Dot, Bob Hamilton, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, Efficient Attic Systems (EAS), Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, Irish Plumber, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter / Proserv, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, The Irish Plumber, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. As an Exceptional Service Provider, the ARS Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists. ARS requires background checks and drug tests on all employees. We hire professionals with the highest level of integrity. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed. ARS: "Making it work. Making it right."

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