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Fix leaks

Don’t be a drip: Fix leaks

If you have a dripping faucet, fix it — today. Otherwise, you're letting your money go down the drain — literally.

Leaks can occur anywhere along the water distribution system. Faucets, toilets and pipe fittings are some common culprits.

The amount of water may seem insignificant, but it can add up to thousands of gallons of water over a very short period. Water leaks are a drain on profits and should be a priority maintenance item for every restaurant.

Video: Fix Leaks

The most common leaks:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Faulty valves and washers
  • Toilet flappers/tanks
  • Hose/pipe-equipment connections
  • Malfunctioning equipment, including soda dispensers, coffee machines, and dipper well

Repairing a water leak is often simple and inexpensive. It consists of replacing a washer, tightening a connection or valve, or replacing a gasket or connector.

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