Find and fix any plumbing leaks

Plumbing leaks waste water and may lead to mold and serious structural decay.
Research shows an average single-family home wastes nearly 14% of its indoor water because of leaks. Leaky faucets or toilet valves merely waste water, but leaks not contained by plumbing fixtures can cause serious structural damage. Worn-out washers in faucets and spigots and toilet flapper valves are two of the most common sources of leaks. Both are easy to fix.

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