Place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak (Be sure to flush the toilet afterwards to avoid staining). A leaking toilet flapper can waste 1,000 gallons per day.
Some leaky showerheads can be fixed by making sure there is a tight connection between the showerhead and the pipe stem by using pipe tape to secure it. Please note: If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water-efficient model.
Faucets and fittings
Over time washers and gaskets become worn and cause faucets to leak. One drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s enough for 180 showers. Also check the water pipe fittings and hoses to your fixtures for any signs of leaking water.
Check your garden hoses for leaks where they connect with the faucet. Replacing the hose washer can stop it from leaking. If you have an irrigation system check for leaks or contact a licensed professional to inspect your system.
If you have any questions concerning a leak contact our customer service department at 407-944-5000. There are many online tutorials on how to fix leaks. If you are not comfortable with making the repairs yourself contact a licensed plumber. Click on the button below to learn more about Fix a Leak Week.