Most people assume saving money on a water bill means taking shorter showers. But homeowners also can fix invisible leaks and use appliances efficiently (such as a using a dishwasher instead of hand washing or using the right cycle and right amount detergent during laundry). Here are four tips and ways to detect a leak.
- When no water is running, look at the water meter before and after a two-hour period. If the meter changes, that’s indicative of a leak.
- Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank of your toilet. If it starts showing up in the bowl after 10 minutes, it means the flapper in the toilet is worn out (and it could lead to bigger issues later).
- Get your water heater tank maintained annually. The typical water heater lasts about 10 years, and if it fails, you could come home to 50 gallons of water on your floor.
- Anywhere you see mold, it means there is water building up somewhere. While it may not be a pipe leak, it’s a sign to look into the source of the mold.
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