Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Fix a Leak Week}

This week is National Fix a Leak Week!  There are lots of places around your home that can be leaky - your shower, toilet, garden hose, or faucets.  Not only are leaks annoying, but they are a huge waste of water.  Frannie decided to celebrate National Fix a Leak Week by checking her home for leaks and following the Environmental Protection Agency's tips for fixing them!

Frannie referenced one of her earlier blogs on finding leaks, check it out here!

Here are a few quick tips for fixing leaks around your home:

  • Fix leaky faucets by replacing washers and gaskets
  • Use pipe tape and a wrench to fix a leaky shower head

  • If you have a leaky toilet, check to see if the flapper needs replaced 

  • If your garden hose is leaking at the spigot, replace the rubber hose washer