How do I check my water fixtures for leaks?

To check to make sure your toilet’s reservoir isn’t leaking into the bowl add a few drops of liquid food coloring to the reservoir (back of the toilet) ensuring that all the water in the tank changes color. If the dye shows up in the bowl after 30 minutes, the reservoir is leaking and repairs are needed. We recommend calling your plumber to resolve the problem. A small drip from a faucet adds many gallons of unnecessary water to your septic system every day. This can cause your septic system to fail prematurely. To see how much a small leak adds to your water usage, place a cup under the drip for 10 minutes. Multiply the amount of water in the cup by 144. (the number of
minutes in 24 hours divided by 10) This is the total amount of additional water traveling to your septic system each day from that little leak.

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