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Identifying water leaks – totally free

Just a small leak from a toilet can double your water usage in a month!  Those leaks will cost you money, and waste valuable resources.

To check your toilet for leaks, put a few drops of green or blue food coloring in your toilet tank.  Let sit overnight.  If your toilet bowl is green or blue the next day, you’ve got a leak.  Replacing the leaking parts in the tank costs about $10 and 30 min of your time. 

Also, run your dishwasher and washing machine for a full cycle (full obviously).  Then shut off the main water to your house.  Find your water meter and take a peek.  If the meter is spinning, you have a leak somewhere.

All in all, you’ll spend about an hour of your time checking for these issues, but you can save so much money in the long-run!

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