Most of us know conserving water has benefits for the environment and our wallets. Yet, many of us neglect to take practical steps to eliminate water waste in our own households. Often, we fail to act because we don’t think our plumbing problem is wasting much water. Or we’re not aware hidden leaks are wasting water in our home. Here are common ways households waste water and what you can do to about them.
You’re Ignoring Visible Leaks
Perhaps you’ve been ignoring a faucet that drips. Fixing it hasn’t been a priority because the faucet still works. Besides, you’re fairly sure a little drip doesn’t waste that much water. The problem is a faucet that leaks as little as one drip per second will waste 3,000 gallons of water over the course of a year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A showerhead that leaks is also a big water waster. The EPA also reports that a leaky showerhead can waste more than 500 gallons of water in a year. Clearly, it’s worth your time to have a leaky faucet or showerhead repaired or replaced.
You’re Unfamiliar with Hidden Leaks
If you don’t see leaks in your home, you may still have plumbing leaks. Do you have a toilet that makes noise when no one is using it? Most likely, that toilet is leaking from tank to bowl, which can waste thousands of gallons of water a year.
Have you noticed lower than normal water pressure from your sink or shower? Water could be leaking from a pipe before it reaches the faucet or showerhead. A professional plumber can find hidden leaks and repair them.
Carrollton Plumbing Company
At Signature Plumbing Company, we offer quality plumbing services to our Carrollton neighbors to repair their plumbing leaks. Contact us today.