Here is one reason fix a leak week is so important. The average household wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water annually, enough water for 300 loads of laundry.
Vista, CA – March 1, 2021 – Did you know more than one trillion gallons of water are wasted every year in the U.S. due to water leaks?
And there’s more. Leaks increase our water bills by at least ten percent each month.
That’s why we all should welcome Fix a Leak Week, launched by the EPA, which begins March 15 and runs through March 21.
When it comes to saving water, we need every Sherlock Holmes available to find water leaks and put an end to them.
According to Klaus Reichardt, CEO, and Founder of Waterless Co., Inc., here are some leaky places often overlooked:
Under the sink pipes. Feel the pipes under sinks. If they feel damp or wet, it means there is a leak somewhere along the line.
Pooling water heaters. Small pools of water under water heaters means a leak is developing. Look for signs of rust. That’s likely where the leak is occurring.
Diversions in the diverter. Bathtub/shower combinations have diverters that divert water to the shower when pulled. Diverters can wear out, leaking water behind the bathtub wall. Here’s a quick test. Pull the diverter. If water is still coming out of the tub’s spout, there likely is a leak.
Home urinal leaks. Because home urinals are becoming more popular, this is a new place to look for leaks. Urinal leaks are often caused by the flush handle wearing out. “Urinal leaks are particularly irksome to fix and [can] waste a lot of water. This is not a problem, however, with waterless urinals.”
On and Off. When the toilet fill valve keeps cycling on and off, it usually means there’s a leak. Feel under the tank or exposed pipes. If damp, you found the problem.
“Finally, know when to replace fixtures,” adds Reichardt. “They last for years, but they do not last forever. The older they are, the more likely they leak and wastewater.”
Waterless Co. Inc. has established a well-respected reputation as being an innovative manufacturer of no-water urinal systems. Based in Vista, Ca, the company was started in 1991 and is the oldest manufacturer of waterless urinals in North America. The company’ manufacturers a full line of Waterless No-Flush urinals, cleaning liquids, and cost saving restroom accessories. For more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.waterless.com
Waterless Co. Inc.
1050 Joshua Way
Vista, CA 92081 USA
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