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How to Find and Fix Leaks around the Home

Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost you up to $200 a year on your utility bill, and waste 11,000 gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water.

Use these step-by-step videos to find and fix the most common household leaks – toilets, indoor faucets and outdoor faucets.

Toilet leaks

Toilet leaks are sneaky. Many toilet leaks are silent and can occur without you knowing, but fixing them is pretty simple.

Learn more about Fixing Toilet Leaks

Indoor faucets
Indoor faucet leaks are one of the most common household leaks and one of the easiest to fix.

Outdoor faucets

A leaky outdoor faucet can be easy to miss – out of sight, out of mind. But even a small leak can quickly turn into a big bill, so make sure you fix it immediately!

Use your meter to find a leak

Find out how your water meter can help you locate a leak at your home.

Protect outdoor spigots from freezing

When cold weather strikes, outdoor water spigots can freeze and burst, leaving you with an unexpected repair bill. Learn how to protect your outdoor spigot from freezing temperatures.

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Fixing leaks at home

$30 and/or $75 toilet rebates

Thank you to our partners at McLendon’s Hardware and Best Plumbing for assisting us in the creation of these videos.

Disclaimer: The Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Public Utilities provide these videos as general information only and the advice contained therein shall not be construed as any type of certification, warranty or other approval with respect to the owner's compliance with any applicable federal, state and/or local law, code, regulation or requirement, nor is the Saving Water Partnership or Seattle Public Utilities responsible for any injury or damage that may result from the use of the information contained in these videos.