American Leak Detection Offers Helpful Advice in Honor of Earth Day

Dallas, Texas –American Leak Detection ( is proud to take part in Earth Day on April 22, 2010 and encourages local residents to also take part.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the amount of water leaked from U.S. homes has the potential to exceed more than 1 trillion gallons per year. That’s equivalent to the annual water use of Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami – combined.

Will Knell, Director of Operations at American Leak Detection Serving the Greater Dallas Area, says that little changes can really add up and gives the following examples of how much water local residents can save:

• Save more than 3,000 gallons per year: Fix any leaky faucets or showerheads that drip at a rate of one drip per second or more. Replace inexpensive washers or valve sets, and tighten connections using pipe tape and a wrench.

• Save 6,300 gallons per month: Check your irrigation system to ensure that it was not damaged by frost or freezing during the winter. A leak as small as the thickness of a dime can result in significant water loss.

• Save over 18,000 gallons per year: Switch to a low-flush, WaterSense labeled toilet. The EPA reports that retrofitting a house with these toilets could save a family of four approximately $2,000 in water and wastewater bills over the toilets’ lifetime.

• Save 360,000 gallons per year: Often not thought of are hidden leaks the size of a pinhead in a service line underground or behind a wall, which can waste enough water to fill 12,000 bathtubs to the overflow mark. Monitor your water bill and usage monthly and annually.

“By fixing easily corrected household water leaks, Dallas-area homeowners can save more than 10 percent on their water bills,” said Knell. “This savings is in addition to the positive impact their actions will have on our planet.”

The EPA reports that ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day. This predicament requires positive action on behalf of all homeowners, especially families of four of more, which naturally have higher water consumption rates.

“Saving water is like any other habit. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes,” added Knell. “Try challenging your family members to find clever ways to cut back on their water usage. We encourage residents to use our online tools – The Bucket Test for pools and The Meter Test for homes – to help them determine if they may have a leak prior to calling an expert such as American Leak Detection.”

American Leak Detection is known as a world leader in the detection of hidden water and sewer leaks. It uses advanced, sophisticated electronic leak detection devices to fix leaks for all kinds of water systems. According to Knell, the company has found 5,226,578 leaks worldwide since 1974 and counting. American Leak Detection’s primary commitment is to conserve water, the world’s most precious resource.

For additional information about American Leak Detection, The Original Leak Specialists, serving the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area, please contact Will Knell at 972-713-8691 or visit

About American Leak Detection

American Leak Detection-DFW, Inc. the Original Leak Specialists, is a fully licensed, Texas-based company that guarantees superior-quality results at competitive prices. American Leak Detection’s highly trained technicians use non-invasive methods to perform services from cause and origin investigations to the environmentally friendly trenchless sewer pipe replacement and ePipe lining system. Selected from over 250 worldwide franchises as franchise-of-the-year in 1997, American Leak Detection was the first to offer advanced electronic leak detection and is the only company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer the BEnvironmental line of products – aimed at drain line health, facility hygiene and odor control. For more information, please visit

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