Even a small, slow leak can cost you in wasted water and high bills. Billy the Sunshine Plumber can help you with that.
You got home from your weekly trip to the farmer’s market and spent the rest of the morning prepping the vegetables so they’d be ready when you need them. Everything seemed great until you tried to cut off the kitchen faucet. The faucet cut off but started dripping. You played with it for awhile but the dripping didn’t stop.
You’re not terribly worried about it because it’s not a fast, steady drip. Instead, it’s more of a small drip with a long pause before it drips again. You figure it can wait.
That’s a very bad idea.
Pinellas County points out that a leaking faucet can waste more than 20 gallons of water a day. Even a teensy faucet leak (1/32 inch) can waster 73,992 gallons of water a year. A larger, faster leak (1/4 inch) can waste as much as 4.7 million gallons a year.
While the wasted water might not bother you, that translates into higher water bills. In essence, you’ll be paying for water you’re not using. The harm is not only in wasted water and higher bills.
“Leaky faucets can actually turn into quite serious problems if not dealt with. One of the biggest issues they can cause is rust. While your sink and faucet are designed to handle water, it’s never a good idea to allow them to be continually in contact with moisture. This can lead to them wearing down much quicker and rusting, particularly around their bases,” parentmood.com says.
Parentmood.com adds, “Another potential problem includes mold and mildew. Leaky faucets result in moisture that doesn’t just pool in the sink and actually finds its way to other areas of your home, resulting in mold and mildew.”
So it makes sense in lots of ways – financially, health-wise and environmentally – to make sure leaks are detected and fixed. No matter how small they may seem.
Homeowners may be able to fix some leaks themselves, but if you’re not able to do so or you’re not sure you have a leak, it makes sense to call a trusted plumber for help. You can find a reliable 24-hour, Tampa Bay plumber at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.
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