The plumbing in your home — under the kitchen sink, behind the shower or running alongside the bathtub — is part of an efficient, simple system.
However, this system needs maintenance to perform optimally, and it may require emergency assistance from a plumber to stop a leak or prevent major damage to your home. If left untreated (or undetected), the costs of a plumbing leak are substantial.
To avoid high costs for repair, watch for potential problems. Plumbing leaks are always better tackled immediately.
Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews, asked highly rated plumbers about leaks.
Common sources for water loss:
According to the EPA, a leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water each day, so fixing a leaky toilet is great way to reduce water consumption and your water bill.
Here's a simple test you can perform to see if you're losing water via your toilet's flapper:
Common signs of a leak:
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