As the holiday season fast approaches, you’ve got a lot on your mind – family gatherings, food, gifts – there’s no way you’re paying much attention to that leaky faucet in your guest bathroom. After all, no one really uses that sink, right? Neighborly challenges you to bump up those leaky faucets on your “to do” list!
That “drip…drip…drip…” isn’t just annoying – it’s the sound of money trickling down the drain! According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the typical home loses 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water each year due to leaks. Other studies have shown the average leaky toilet wastes around 200 gallons per day. A typical leaky faucet leaking 10 “drips” per minute wastes three liters per day.
Neighborly wants to help you to save both water and money this season. Check out these common drip locations and the basics on how to fix a leaky faucet.
Where are the most common “drip” locations in your home? Be mindful of your faucets, toilets, washing machine, refrigerator, dishwasher, shower, whole-house humidifiers and evaporative coolers. Do a walk-around your home every so often to ensure that these appliances aren’t leaking. If you see a puddle, it may be time to call a plumber!
Convinced it’s time to take care of that leaky faucet in the guest bathroom? Explore these general guidelines to fix it yourself.
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