A leak of one drop per second wastes 10,000 litres of water per year! Each of us uses 350 litres of water each day: 40% is flushed down the drain, 35% in showers/baths, the rest in laundry/dishes/cooking/consumption
So here are a few quick tips:
Check inside faucets for leaks. Water your lawn in the early morning hours to avoid evaporation. Never pour oil or chemicals down the drain. Use a broom to clean your driveway instead of a hose. Water the lawn and not the sidewalk. Only use dishwashers and clothes washers when you have full loads!
Lift the tank lid and push the flapper down. Then, shut the water supply to the toilet off – this is a valve near the floor on the left side. Turn it clockwise to turn off until it stops. The water level should eventually lower on its own. You can try plunging it once the water level is lower, but if it is plugged solid, call Fathom Plumbing & Heating to auger it out.
First, try to determine which fixture is causing the dripping. If it is a constant drip, it is likely a supply water line. If it is an intermittent drip, it is probably a drain. If it is a steady drip, shut your main water lines off. If it is intermittent, limit the use of the fixtures above. Call Fathom Plumbing & Heating to help you quickly solve the issue - Affordably!
Check to see if all the rest of the taps in the home are working. If so, this means the problem is local to the one tap. The first step is to remove the aerator (screw-off the end of the tap to take out the aerator) and clean it out. Before replacing the aerator, run the hot and cold water through the line (holding a rag over the spout to prevent splashing) to clear the lines. Then, re-install aerator (screw it back on) and test. If the problem persists, it is further down the line, and you’ll need to give Fathom Plumbing & Heating a call
The primary cause for sump pump failure is a switching problem. The pump can move around inside the basin at times. Such movement causes the float that operates the switch to lodge against its side. Sometimes debris can also be to blame. Ensuring that your pump switch and float arm assembly move freely is very important. Fathom Plumbing is here to maintain or replace your sump pump
Hair and/or foreign matter accumulate and clog up the pop-up drain or strainer over time. Another cause is a worn pop-up drain or basket strainer. The solution is to clean out hair and scum build-up, then tighten the assembly nut connecting lift rod attachment to waste mechanism under lavatory drain. Replace the waste assembly or basket strainer if worn. If you need any help with this type of issue, call Fathom Plumbing & Heating and watch the problem go down the drain!
Before freezing temperatures arrive, close the shut-off valve on the pipes that lead to your outdoor faucets. Then open the outdoor faucets to drain any existing water.