Your home is a significant source of water waste.

Rolling your eyes? Well, what if we told you that leaks from pipes and plumbing fixtures have been shown to waste 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water per year.

So before they cause major problems to the environment and your wallet, make sure to find and fix any minor drip.

4 Common Household Leaks

Leaking Faucets 
Leaking faucets can waste more than 1,000 gallons of water per year.

Generally, a leak in your faucets is the result of a worn rubber washer located under the handle, which is easy to replace either on your own or by calling a professional.

Leaking Toilets
This is one of the most common sources of leaks in your home, yet because they’re often silent, they usually go unnoticed.

To help determine if you have a leak in your toilet, place a few drops of food coloring in the back of the tank. If the food coloring appears in the bowl of the toilet, you have a leak.

Drain Leaks
Drain leaks in the kitchen and bathroom can damage your flooring, cabinets, and ceiling before you notice them.

Check all joints from the sink to the wall with a tissue and take note of the areas that made your tissue wet.

Whole House Humidifier Leaks
This can occur for months or even years without homeowners realizing. It’s important to keep up with maintenance during the heating season and turn off the water supply to the equipment during seasons of non-use.

At Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we are dedicated to helping you conserve water and energy. If you encounter any leaks or other plumbing problems in your home, call (540) 942-2700 – the experienced plumbers at Blue Mountain can fix the problem in no time. We proudly serve Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, Virginia.

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