For the first time in history, California’s Governor Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water use restrictions. These new water supply reductions are a direct result of the state’s four year drought. “Greenstar Cares” about the water shortage and comments on the importance of routine plumbing system maintenance or repair to prevent waste.

The “Greenstar Cares Program” strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals within the served communities. Greenstar Home Services is Orange County, California and Las Vegas, Nevada’s leader in sustainable plumbing, HVAC maintenance, and whole home water filtration.

Greenstar notes that the water shortage plaguing much of southern California can be compounded by poor or failing plumbing systems. Leaking pipes can not only make homeowner’s water bill increase, but can lead to fines. California’s new water restriction laws will penalize offenders, many of the state’s municipalities and counties have passed ordinances with large fines associated with the waste of water by home owners or renters.

Colin Martodam, Greenstar COO states that “putting off plumbing repairs even of the smallest nature lends itself to even larger issues with homes. Leaking water can damage walls, floors, furniture, and even the very foundation your home sits upon.”

Greenstar’s repair experience shows that foundation or “slab” leaks can be the most costly damage a homeowner can incur, and is often the result of ignoring failing pipes or plumbing systems.

“The good news is, you don’t have wait until your foundation is crumbling to address the most common sense issues,” comments Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO. “Greenstar Home Services specializes in preventing these types of plumbing problems and offers very affordable home inspections.”