Today is the last day of Fix a Leak Week, but remember that checking for leaks is essential all year. 🚰
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), around 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more of water daily. That’s a significant amount of water going to waste! 💧
To avoid becoming part of this statistic, here are some ways to check for leaks and save water:
First, look at your water usage during a colder month, like January or February. There may be serious leaks if a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
Next, try checking your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you likely have a leak.
Also, check for signs of moisture or mold on your walls, ceilings, or floors. This could indicate that a pipe is wreaking havoc behind the scenes.
By checking for leaks in your home, you can help conserve water and prevent unnecessary waste. Let’s work together towards a more sustainable future by conserving our precious resources. 🌍
Remember to keep checking for leaks all year long!