In the Bathroom: Faucets & Showerheads


Check all your faucets inside and outside.

Water losses caused by dripping faucets can range from several gallons to hundreds of gallons of water per day. If it is hot water, you’re wasting water and the energy required to heat it. Leaky faucets are usually caused by a worn washer or O ring.    Read More »

Next, check your showerhead.

If it is leaking or if the flow rate is more than 3 gallons per minute, you should replace it with a low-flow version (2.5 gallons per minute or less). To fix leaky showerheads yourself, you need an adjustable wrench or pliers and joint sealer or tape.    Read More »

Then, check your toilet. »