At face value, a leaky faucet or a running toilet may only seem like an annoyance. Only if your home is extremely quiet will you hear the constant dripping or running, which could infuriate you. In most households, with everything powered on, you are never really affected by the sound, which helps you ignore it. However, there are real costs to allow these two problems to continue indefinitely.
The Cost of a Leaky Faucet
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the average household leak can lead to a household wasting about 10,000 gallons of water per year. To put that number into perspective, it takes about 10,000 gallons of water to wash 270 loads of clothes. Although your leaky faucet may seem like a minor problem, it’s a significant problem that is costing you a lot of money year after year.
The Cost of a Running Toilet
Essentially, a toilet that sounds as if it is constantly being flushed has a problem with the flapper. With the water constantly running, The severity of your leak is a factor when determining how much a leaky toilet will cost you. It’s possible for your leaky toilet to make your water bill skyrocket, making you responsible for a bill that is hundreds more than you anticipated.
Other Household Leaks
In addition to common leaks like a leaky faucet or toilet, you could experience hidden leaks. These leaks are not so obvious because they may be under your home. However, even a minor leak under your home can be a real problem. If allowed to continue for years, a leak under your slap could negatively impact your home’s foundation. Additionally, a leak can attract critters, from common insects to snakes.
The best way to resolve this problem is to contact our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of households ignore a leaky faucet or toilet, to the point that their utilities got out of hand. Our team of experts can help you remedy the problem by offering real solutions that stop your leak instantly. There is no job to big or small. Our company is readily available to assist you when you have a leaky faucet or a leaky toilet. Give us a call so we can get started on your quote.