Leaks contribute significantly to unnecessary water usage in U.S. homes and businesses. The EPA estimates
that leaks can account for more than 6 percent of a commercial facility’s total water use. A single faucet dripping at a rate of one drip per second can waste 3,000 gallons of water every year.Fix A Leak Week
encourages users to find and fix those leaks to keep them from sending precious water and financial resources down the drain.
Diagnosing and repairing leaky plumbing is often a simple — and inexpensive — undertaking. Most leaks are quickly traced to wear and tear on soft parts like gaskets and o-rings.
In faucets using Eterna compression cartridges, identify the following leak locations to find and replace the appropriate wearable parts.A. Outlet:
Replace the seat washer and the bottom gasket in the cartridgeB. Handle:
Replace the packing nutC. Base of the bonnet:
Replace the top gasketD. Nozzle base
: Replace the swivel o-ring