(PRWEB) October 28, 2015 -- The recently updated statistics of how much water is being wasted through broken plumbing components is anything but funny. According to the http://www..epa.gov/watersense/our_water/why_water_efficiency.html [Environmental Protection Agency __title__ EPA Water Efficiency ], a leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water a day, and letting the faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.
Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ reminds that water isn’t the only thing being wasted due to leaky toilets and faucets; think about all that money just going down the drain.
Greenstar Home Services, a leading provider of green and eco-friendly plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services serving the Orange County, California and Las Vegas, Nevada regions cares about water preservation and the environment. Greenstar often releases new tips and tricks to help Las Vegas and Orange County homeowners “Green It Up™”.
“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 any emergencies happen,” comments Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO.
Prevost continues, “With a house full of family and friends, your toilet will be working overtime. You want to make sure it’s operating properly.”
Greenstar notes that unlike leaky faucets that may be obvious, some homeowners don’t even realize they have a toilet leak.
Colin Martodam, Greenstar COO shares 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, 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.” states Martodam.
To help homeowners conserve water and hard earned dollars, Greenstar Home Services 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.
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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.
Jeremy, Prevost, Greenstar Home Services, http://www.greenstarhomeservices.com/, +1 800.434.2566, [email protected]