Water leaks account for approximately 14% of all water use in the average home.
Check your home for leaks to ensure your home isn’t pouring a valuable resource down the drain.
What to check indoors
- Appliances (including heating and cooling devices)
What to check outdoors
- Irrigation systems
- Fountains and water features
Detailed home leak detection tips and repair information are available through EPA’s WaterSense Program External website, opens in new tab.
3 steps to test your toilet for leaks
Leaky toilets can waste the most water in the home. Most leaks are silent, but signs of a toilet leak may include a hissing sound, continual water running, or flushing on its own.
Does your toilet have the runs? Flush out leaks with the leaky toilet test!
Did your toilet have the runs? Let us know!
If you took the leaky toilet test, tell us how it went.
You'll help us track how many toilets were put to the leaky toilet test.