"If one out of every 100 American homes was retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, we could save about 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year - avoiding 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The greenhouse gas savings would be equivalent to removing nearly 15,000 automobiles from the road for one year!" –EPA 2008
Roto Rooter in Boston is committed to helping you make greener, smarter changes in your home and your life. Below are some tips for how you can fix leaks on your toilet and ways you can update and save water.
A leaking or "running" toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day. That's 73,000 gallons a year, or enough to fill four in-ground swimming pools!
Roto-Rooter can fix any leaking toilet but if you're a do-it-yourselfer, try replacing the flapper valve. This will fix most toilet leaks.
Test your toilet for silent leaks by dropping a few drops of red food coloring in the tank. Wait fifteen minutes. If the water in the bowl has turned red, you have a leak.
Prior to the 1950s, mostU.S.toilets used about seven gallons per flush. By 1970, new toilets used about five gallons. The 1980s ushered in 3.5 gallon toilets. By 1993, 1.6 gallon toilets became the standard. Now many states and municipalities favor 1.28 gallon toilets.
If your toilet was made before 1993, you are flushing money down the drain and using at least 3.5 gallons with every flush. Let Roto-Rooter replace your old toilet with a modern high-efficiency 1.28 gallon toilet. You'll start saving immediately, up to $2,000 in water costs over the lifetime of the toilet.
Remember, if you are ever experiencing plumbing or drainage problems contact a Roto-Rooter professional in Boston immediately!
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