January 27, 2017 by

A new year means a fresh start. As a plumbing company that visits thousands of American homes each day, we at Roto-Rooter High Desert are amazed by the number of leaks there are in a typical household.

We’re talking about water leaks that people have simply learned to live with. Too many homeowners just ignore dripping faucets, showers and tubs if they can’t fix the leaks themselves. We’ve seen tub spouts that are beyond dripping, almost pouring a steady stream of water right down the drain. Sure, it’s a trickle most of the time, but that water ads up quickly and costs the homeowner a lot of money in water and sewer bills. It’s god idea to fix leaks and any other plumbing issues as soon as you can, before you end up needing major repairs or emergency plumbing in Victorville, CA.

Money Down the Drain

Imagine a faucet that drips 30 drops per minute, which is quite common. That faucet is wasting ten liters per day. That’s like five of those large 2 liter soft drink bottles. Over the course of a year, that faucet is wasting 1,041 gallons of water! To see how much water your leak is wasting, simply count the drips for one minute then visit the USGS Drip Calculator on-line and enter the information to determine how much water all of the plumbing leaks in your house are wasting. Roto-Rooter High Desert is always available to fix those annoying leaks for good.

Don’t let the toilet run

Toilet leaks are common too. If your toilet is running, it is leaking. A leaking toilet is a huge waste of water, sometimes accounting for gallons of water per week. Many toilets have silent leaks.

To test your toilet for leaks, there are two easy methods. First, drop a few drops of red food coloring in the tank. Wait fifteen minutes then look in the toilet bowl. If the water in the bowl has turned red, you have a leak. Another easy way to test is to open the tank and drop a touch of baby powder in it. In the event, it drifts toward the overflow tube and disappears, you have a case of a silent leak.

Trust Roto-Rooter High Desert

Fresh water is a precious resource that we should not take for granted. Roto-Rooter High Desert provides a variety of plumbing and septic options, including emergency plumbing in Victorville, CA. Contact our team today!