Tips & Tricks

Have an emergency plumbing problem? We have the answer! Take a look at our list of frequently asked questions, below, and feel free to contact us for more information at (614) 252-9400. We are here to serve you!

How do I know if my toilet is leaking?

tips1You can spot toilet leaks by adding several drops of food coloring to the tank. If color begins to appear in the bowl within half an hour, then your toilet is indeed leaking.

How do I increase the water pressure on my shower head?

If it seems that the water pressure from your shower head is getting progressively lower, it may be time to clean the head. Remove the shower head and submerge it in equal parts of CLR and water. After two minutes, rinse the shower head and repeat if necessary.

How do I know if my home has a leak?

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To determine if your home has a leak, first locate your water meter. Make sure that all household fixtures are shut off and no water isrunning. Then, watch the dial on the meter and if it moves, you have a leak!

Plumbing Leak Statistics

  • 1 in every 318 homes has leaks.
  • 1 in every 20 swimming pools leaks as much as 1,000 gallons of water per day.
  • A pinhead hole spills out 360,000 gallons of water per year. The same amount of tips3
    water can fill 12,000 bathtubs to the brim.
  • Running toilets leak as much as 90,000 gallons of water per month and inflate
    water bills by $500.
  • A 1/8″ pipe hole leaks 2,500 gallons of water in 24 hours.
  • A leaky faucet or dripping hose wastes as much as 180 gallons of water per
    month and 2,160 gallons per year.

Have an emergency plumbing problem? We have the answer! Take a look at our list of frequently asked questions, below, and feel free to contact us for more information at (614) 252-9400. We are here to serve you!

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