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Checklist for Chasing Down Leaks in the Bathroom (Tuesday Fix a Leak Week)

Toilets: Listen for running water and conduct the dye test. *Dye Test– place a dye tablet or a few drops of food coloring into the tank of the toilet and let it sit for 10 minutes. If color shows up in the bowl, you have a leak. Make sure to flush afterward to avoid staining, and consider replacing your old flapper if it is torn or worn. Toilet dye tabs can be found in the NID main lobby.

Faucets: Listen for drips and turn on the tap to check for water going in the wrong direction.

Showerheads: Turn on and look for drips or stray sprays that can be stopped with tape.

In the Tub: Turn on the tub, then divert the water to the shower and see if there is still a lot of water coming from the tub spout; that could mean the tub spout diverter needs replacing.

Under the Sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joints and edges.

 

 

Did you know

A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher

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