As a homeowner, if you’re not taking care of every aspect of your property, you’re not only doing your family a disservice, you’re likely going to destroy your bank account down the road. Certain aspects of property ownership can be forgotten about like piping and faucet issues, but if you neglect these household maintenance problems, your water bill will be through the roof and your entire home will be in jeopardy of future structural damage.
Leaking pipes can start off seemingly harmless, but if left unattended, this small issue can spiral into a major concern. From small leaking pipes and faucet repair to major bathroom renovation projects, it’s imperative that you consult with experienced plumbers in order to protect your home and save money on major issues down the line. Having easily corrected household water leaks fixed can actually save you about 10% on your home’s water bill.
Here are some interesting facts about home plumbing that should encourage you to start taking a look and listening for pipe leaks:
- Ten percent of all U.S. homes that have leaks waste approximately 90 gallons or more each day. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leaking faucets, malfunctioning toilets, and errant sprinkler systems waste, on average, 1 trillion gallons of water a year.
- Outdoor leaks are just as damaging as interior leaks. If your property’s irrigation system has a leak, you’re going to end up wasting a significant amount of water (and money) each year. In fact, an irrigation system that has a leak even as small as one-32nd of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime), can waste roughly 75,600 gallons of water each year.
- Fixing plumbing leaks isn’t nearly as expensive as repair and replacement costs will be if you continue to neglect the issue. The cost to fix a single leak averages around $200 to $300, which can typically be covered (at least in part) by your homeowner’s insurance.
If you notice any leaking pipes in your home and want to work with professional plumbing contractors for immediate assistance, give B and L Plumbing a call today.