A running toilet is usually caused by a flapper, the rubber or plastic valve on the bottom of your tank, which fails to seal. Open the toilet tank and adjust the float arm to see if the water stops an inch below the overflow pipe. If the water doesn’t continue to fill, the flapper needs replaced.
Open the toilet tank and put a few drops of food coloring into the water to check if your toilet is leaking. Return after 15 minutes to see if the color inside the toilet bowl has changed. If the color has changed, your toilet has a leak, but if the water’s still clear, you do not have a leak.
If your shower pressure is low when other faucets in the house are running, your household’s water supply is insufficient due to an inadequate plumbing system. If the problem persists when all other faucets are off, it’s likely due to pipe or patch leaks.
Remove odor from your garbage disposal by using items like lemons, ice cubes, baking soda and vinegar.
Grease traps and interceptors catch oils, greases and other fatty deposits, so they don’t enter your sanitary sewer system.
Prevent frozen pipes during the coldest times of the year by allowing sink faucets to slightly drip non–stop, especially if you’re away from home for several days.
Unclog your main sewer line by locating the clean–out plug in your basement, crawl space, garage or outer–foundation of your house. Insert an auger cable or sewer rod into the clean-out plug and work it through until it clears the obstruction.
You should have your septic system inspected every three to five years.