Monthly Archives: April 2014

Crawfordsville events April 19

Ever heard of the Appleseed event? Neither had I, but if you shoot rifles, then you probably have heard of this event. It commemorates Revolutionary War soldiers and trains gun owners on proper rifle techniques. There is also some target shooting.

It will be all day April 19 at the Crawfordsville Gun Club.

Check out this video to understand more:

http://youtu.be/tq3_y_SHVBk Appleseed video

There are Crawfordsville details, here: http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-states-location.php?locationid=204

5 ways to determine if you have a water leak

Leaks are sneaks. They can be obvious or they can be hidden. The hidden ones tend to do the most damage in terms of money and water lost. So it is important to keep an eye out. Here are 5 ways to detect that sneaky leak.wtr44

  1. The toilet is home to many hidden leaks. You would think that your toilet would keep running, but often, the leak is slow enough to only trigger the pump after a significant amount of water has been lost. To determine if you have a faulty flap, drop some food coloring in the tank to see if it seeps into the bowl. If it does, you likely need a new flap in the tank. (Don’t leave it in the bowl. It can stain.)
  2. Check your faucets and showerheads. These can waste 200 gallons a month. The hidden leak may be in your crawlspace to the hose bib next to the patio. The repairs are easily made, but the loss can be expensive.
  3. Sprinkler systems are prone to leaks. Make sure you didn’t chop a head with the mower every time you cut the grass by turning on the system. But follow along the path of the tubing to see if there are any puddles seeping up from the ground.
  4. The easiest way to determine a leak is an unusually high water bill. These indicate how drastic the leak is. If your water usage is up only slightly, you can check the meter after a 2-hour period of no water usage in the home. If there is any water being used.
  5. Know how your water bill is calculated. You can’t tell from a high bill alone. Prices rise from time to time. Some communities follow the sewage bill to determine the water bill. Some towns have a flat rate up to so many gallons. This means you could have a leak and not know it for some time. Be sure to check your water usage on your bill and average it out to determine unusual patterns.

If you have any problems with leak detection or your leak is in a slab, call us and we can help you find the problem. You will save money and water.