Is your toilet running?
There are three possible problems?
1 - Bad Flapper.
2 - Malfunctioning Ball Cock.
3 - Cracked or loos overflow tub.
Can cost you $500 - $1,000 annually in water bill if not fixed properly.

Does you toilet leak around the base?
1 - Need a new seal or wax ring.
2 - Sewer line back-up, or both.

Do you have a leaky faucet?
1 - Need seats and washers.
2 - Replace if over 10 years old.
Can cost you $250 - $750 annually in water bill if not fixed properly.

Do you have a leaky water heater?
1 - Malfunctioning T & P valve.
2 - Old tank.
Can cost you $500 - $1,000 annually in water bill if not fixed properly.

OTHER PLUMBING TROUBLESHOOTING

The first thing to know about your plumbing is the location of the main water shut off valve.
Whether you have a broken pipe, leaky faucet, backed-up sewer drain line, overflow toilet, a
constant running sprinkler system etc., turning off your main water shut off valve will stop the
flow of water to the entire house. This will give you adequate time to call a plumber and have
the problem taken care of.

Troubleshooting your plumbing, sprinkler and or your swamp cooler is an essential first step
to make a successful repair. If you have not identified the correct cause of the plumbing
problem, you may spend unnecessary time and money. A good advice is to get a fixed cost
for doing the job and let the plumber solve your problem.

OTHER TIPS

Toilet Plunger:
 It is essential that every house has a plunger. One of the most common
plumbing problem that occurs in a home is a clogged toilet, and most times all that is required
is a plunger. It is surprising that most homes do not have a plunger. Buy one and save
yourself some money.

Leaky Faucet: Another common plumbing problem in your home is the leaky faucet. The
first thought to come to our minds is that the faucet (kitchen faucet, lav. faucet, tub faucet or
spigot) needs washers. This is a common plumbing misconception, the essential parts that
cause the washers to go bad are usually the faucet seats. Therefore changing the washers
without replacing the seats will cause the same problem to reoccur in a short period of time.

Clogged Sink: The clogged sink is another common plumbing problem that you will
encounter. It is not uncommon that this clog is in the trap or goose neck as it is commonly
called. Therefore before you call the plumber take off your trap and clean it out, if this does
not solve it then your drain is clogged and you need to get your drain cleaned.