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Leak Detection Tips

Leaks waste water and cost you MONEY! Don’t neglect leaks in your water systems. Here are some tips to help you find those leaks and save you money.

Leaky Toilet?

  • A leaky toilet can waste 75 gallons or more of water a day!
  • A leaky toilet wastes water and costs you money!
  • Toilets are the most common source of leaks and cause of high water bills.

To check your toilet for leaks:

  1. Remove the tank cover and pour in food coloring, brewed coffee, or other substance to color the water.
  2. Do not flush the toilet.
  3. Wait 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. If the water in the bowl remains clear, no leaks.
  5. If the water in the bowl becomes discolored, there is a leak.
  6. After the test, flush the toilet to remove the discolored water.

The repair may be a simple one that most homeowners can fix. But if in doubt contact a licensed plumber.

Leaky Faucet?

  • A leaky faucet can waste 13 gallons or more of water a day!
  • A leaky faucet wastes water and costs you money!
  • If any of your faucets drip after you have tightly turned off the water, then you have a leak.
  • Most leaks are easy to repair and can be done by a licensed plumber or the do-it-yourselfer.

Detecting leaks early can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in water bills or repairs due to water damage.

Utility Billing

530 N. Freedom St.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: 330.297.2151
Fax: 330.297.7512

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Closed on all Major Holidays

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