Simple Ways to Fix Leaks Around the House

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

minneapolis plumber | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsIt’s Fix a Leak Week! Did you know that the annual household leaks waste one TRILLION gallons of water nationwide? This week, we are reminding Twin City homeowners to take a few moments to check their home for leaks. Here are a few places that you’ll want to check.

Toilet

Toilet leaks are not always obvious leaks. However, they can lead to significant water waste at the end of the month. The best way to check your toilet for leaks is by putting a few drops of food coloring in the back of your tank. If that colored water seeps into the bowl (without flushing), you have a leak in your toilet.

Old toilet flappers are one of the most common toilet problems. Fortunately, this inexpensive rubber park is quick and easy to replace.

Faucet

Do you have a kitchen faucet that won’t stop dripping? Old, worn faucets may seem like a minor plumbing problem, but they can lead to significant waste over time. Determine the type of faucet that you have, turn off the water to your sink, and repair any worn parts.

Showerhead

Leaky showerheads are often due to a loose connection between the showerhead and the pipe stem. You can use pipe tape to help tame leaks, but a leak might also be the perfect excuse to upgrade your showerhead to a newer, more water-efficient model.

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains or give us a call directly.

Contact our experts at:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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