Your household depends on a reliable source of clean water for a wide variety of uses.

A growing population puts additional strain on water resources, so good stewardship has become more and more important.

An estimated 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water are lost each year from leaks. You can reduce water waste by monitoring these common sources of hidden leaks.

1. Toilet Leaks

A toilet leak can quickly put a dent in your household budget. You may notice a running water sound during the night that continues long after a normal flush should be finished.

Replacing internal parts in the tank will resolve this problem. You can do this simple repair yourself with just a few items from your local hardware or home improvement store.

But if you’re not handy, you can also call your local plumbing company to do the repair.

2. Faucet Drips

The “drip-drip-drip” of the faucet at night will not only keep you awake; it can also cost you a lot of money.

These leaks can be so slight as to almost be undetectable. A simple repair of the gasket can stop the leak and help you to get a good night’s sleep.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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