Leaks like a dripping faucet or running toilet might not seem like a major plumbing problem, however, they can blow up your bills pretty quickly. These issues, along with unsealed pipes, are some of the most common plumbing problems that occur to homeowners. Chances are, every homeowner will experience one of these at one time or another. Just how much money could be draining from your pockets if you don’t immediately address these issues? Let’s take a look.
Whether your faucet leak is just the occasional annoying drip, or it is a consistent flow, it is draining money from your pockets. At just 10 drips per minute, you are losing out on approximately 3 liters of water per day. As minuscule as this may sound, it adds up to 350 gallons per year.
Similarly, a leaky shower can go through 10-20 liters of water each day, totalling up to 1,040 gallons of water per year! At the very bare minimum, this could be costing you around $20 per month. By putting a stop to these leaks, you are padding your wallet with at least $240 more a year.
While leaks are typically easily noticed, an unsealed pipe may not be so. These hidden horrors can cause tremendous problems for both your plumbing systems and your wallets! Leaky faucets and showers may only cost you a couple hundred dollars a year, but unsealed pipes can cost you $100-$600 per month! This is a huge increase, and can greatly affect your livelihood. In addition to costing you this massive amount of money, unsealed pipes can cause extensive damage to your property, which will add even more to your bill.
Running toilets can waste upwards of 200 gallons of water per day, or around $75-$150 per month. Often, running toilets go unnoticed, as it barely makes any noise, and the water simply continues to flow down into the drainage pipes. If you do notice that your toilet doesn’t stop after flushing, or it runs longer than usual, you could potentially save some money by getting this fixed.
Whether you experience a leaky faucet or shower, an unsealed pipe, or a running toilet, it is likely that your wallet will be feeling the effects. Don’t let a plumbing problem drain your accounts. As soon as you notice an issue, or an increase in your water bill, contact the experts at Vegas Plumbing Service. We have technicians available 24/7 for emergency services, and our experienced staff can help diagnose any issues. Give us a call today!