Drip, Drip. Drip | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Drip, Drip. Drip | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

That little drip could be wasting more water or causing more damage than you realize. Call Billy the Sunshine Plumber to help stop the leak.

When you got back from the Springtime 5K in Clearwater yesterday, you jumped into a hot shower. But as you were drying off, you heard it….drip, drip, drip. The shower head was dripping. At first, you thought it was something small that would go away as soon as the water cleared out of the pipes. But that’s not what happened. The shower has had a slow drip ever since.

That incessant dripping sound can drive you crazy. But did you know it can also waste water and money?

“A drip here and a drip there adds up,” according to rd.com. “There’s no standard amount of water that comes out of a leaky faucet; most of the figures out there are for average household water use. The amount of water lost depends on factors like the size of the tap and the frequency of the drip.”

But rd.com says that drip can add up to several gallons a month. If you’d like to know with some certainty how much you’re wasting, go to the U.S. Geological Survey, which has a calculator on its website, The number can be surprising.

That’s not only wasted water. It’s wasted money as you pay for water you’re not using. And, as rd.com points out, it’s not just money for unused water that can rob your pocket if you have a leak.

“A recent report from Chubb Insurance found that a small but steady drip can cause a large amount of damage,” rd.com says. “In fact, if left undetected, a small leak can turn into a larger structural or plumbing problem, spilling 2,520 gallons in a single day—or enough to fill 50 bathtubs. While no leak is the same, Chubb data found that the average water leak costs more than $55,000 for homeowners and the average water back-up loss for all homeowners was almost $45,000.”

Considering all that, it’s wise to call a leak detection and leak repair pro like those at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help now before your problem grows. 

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the Tampa Bay plumber of choice since 1924 when he first opened for business. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is open 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Days, nights, weekends, or holidays, Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.

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