Common Plumbing Leaks and Their Fixes

That pitter patter from your leaky faucet could be costing you a lot more money than you think.  Did you know that even a small leak at the rate of 10 drops per minute adds up to 347 gallons of wasted water a year.

There are many reasons why your faucet could be leaking but the answer is most likely simple and more cost effective to fix now rather than waiting months to years to fix it.

Your bank account and the environment will thank you for following these easy leak fixes:

Toilets- Try a new valve seal, this may be all it takes to fix a toilet leak.

If this isn’t the issue look into replacing your toilet-we recommend you purchase a high efficiency model to set yourself up for future savings.

Showerheads- The fix may be as simple as unscrewing your showerhead, applying pipe tape around the end of the grooves on the end of the pipe and reconnecting the showerhead.

If this doesn’t work try replacing the showerhead. There could be a leak inside the fixture.

Faucets- Old and warn out washers and gaskets are often the reason your faucet is leaking.  Luckily, replacing washers and gaskets is usually an easy fix.

All you need to do is head to the store and pick up a new gasket and washer. Go online and search for a quick tutorial video and you’ll be on your way. 

Pro-tip: make sure you bring your old washer and gasket with you to the store to make sure you pick out the correct size.

At Rainaldi we’re happy to answer any of the questions you may have. Give us a call! As always we recommend contacting a professional plumber if you feel uncomfortable fixing any of the leaks on your own.

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