This can quickly increase your water bill! It’s best to take care of it right away. Every now and then, take off the tank cover and take a look at the mechanisms inside for any problems.
To check for leaks, use leak detection strips, which can be found at hardware stores or your water utility company. These strips release a dye if a leak is detected, helping you see when professional help is needed.
Problem: The faucet outlet is broken.
Chemical or mineral deposits caused the faucet to deteriorate or break.
Replace the outlet aerator.
Problem: You have a slow-draining sink.
Blockage is caused by hair, soap scum, or grease.
Clear the block using a drain maintenance product, available at your grocery or hardware store.
Problem: You have slow-running water from your showerhead or faucet.
Restriction was caused by mineral or chemical deposits.
Use vinegar to clean the showerhead or faucet, clearing the build-up, hard water and mineral deposits.
Check to insure water shut-off valves are completely open.
Repair a dripping faucet by replacing the O-ring or vinyl gasket.