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Fixing Leaks in the Home

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 10:27am.

Calgary winters bring about a lot of ups and downs in temperatures, which can lead to problems of leaking in some homes. The City of Calgary website says leaks can account for over 10% of the average water used in a home—that's a lot of wasted money too.

Leaky toilets are among the most common sources of water wastage in homes. You can easily check to see if your toilet leaks with these easy steps:

1. Remove the tank lid of your toilet.
2. Drop several drops of food colouring into the toilet tank, wait 20 minutes.
3. Look into the toilet bowl, if the water changes colour, you have a leak.
4. Get your toilet repaired, and you could save $100 with one fixed toilet!

If you want more resources on finding and fixing leaks in the home, check the City of Calgary website here.

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