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This Neglected Home Repair Could Cost You $100 a Year

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Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 6:00:00 pm

It only takes 10 minutes to repair - but could save you hundreds. 

“Easy-to-fix household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, which is equal to the amount of water used by more than 11 million homes,” said EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Nancy Stoner.

4 tips on how to find and fix a leak:

  • Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank at the back and, if after 10 minutes, color shows up in the bowl before flushing, it may be time to make an easy repair and replace the flapper.
  • Check outdoor plumbing and hoses for damage from winter frost and tighten connections at the water source.
  • For in-ground sprinkler systems, have a professional certified through a WaterSense-labeled program inspect sprinkler heads and pipes for signs of leakage.
  • Check additional plumbing and outdoor fixtures for leaks. They may just need a quick twist or pipe tape.

Source: HouseLogic.com - The Neglected Home Repair That Can Cost You $100 or More a Year 

Read more:  http://www.houselogic.com/news/plumbing/neglected-home-repair-can-cost-you-100-or-more-year/#ixzz3fiRvcv2X 

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