Greenstar Home Services Urges Homeowners Not To “Flush Your Money Down the Drain”

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Greenstar Home Services responds to recent CBS News report regarding the planet’s groundwater and encourages homeowners to conserve water through proper home maintenance.

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Greenstar responds...with tips on how homeowners can save both precious water and funds by ensuring that faucets and toilets in the home are functioning properly.

Greenstar Home Services, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's leader in preventative maintenance for the home's plumbing, heating, water filtration, and air conditioning responds to the recent CBS News report on groundwater.

On November 16th, 2014 Lesley Stahl of CBS News reported disturbing new evidence that the planet's groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished. Greenstar responds to the story with tips on how homeowners can save both precious water and funds by ensuring that faucets and toilets in the home are functioning properly.

The statistics of how much water is being wasted through broken plumbing components is anything but funny. A leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But water isn’t the only thing being wasted; think about all that money just going down the drain.

“Repairing a leaky toilet will not only lower your water and wastewater bills, but it will also ensure your plumbing is in good condition before the emergencies happen,” says Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar Home Services CEO.

“With a house full of family and friends, your toilet may be working overtime, and you want to make sure it’s functioning properly. Unlike leaky faucets that are obvious, some homeowners don’t even realize they have a toilet leak,” continues Prevost.

Greenstar has a nifty tip to help homeowners locate silent leaks- put several drops of dark food coloring into the toilet tank. If dye appears in the bowl, one should 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. In addition to leaks, some toilets won’t flush completely while others run continuously.

To help homeowners conserve water and the funds in 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 at Greenstar.

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About Greenstar Home Services:
Greenstar Home Services provides environmentally conscious residential plumbing and HVAC service, repair and installation, as well as whole home central water filtration within the Orange County and Las Vegas markets. Our licensed technicians are available all hours of the day, seven days a week. With an expansive knowledge of home maintenance, we provide the highest level of service for our clients—and at an honest price.

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