10 percent of home have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
A leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year.
Minor water leaks amount for nearly 1 trillion gallons of water water each year
This is equal to annual household water use in nearly 11 million homes
A shower leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year
Repair leaks by checking faucets washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary
Replace old toilets with WaterSence models and save 13,000 gallons of water savings for the average family
Homeowner can save 10 percent on the water bills.
Annual household leaks waste 1 trillion gallons nationwide, which equals to water use in over 11 minion homes.
A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, “Prevent Water Damage from Plumbing Systems and Drains,” reveals just how much damage a small water leak can cost. “It only takes a small amount of water soaking into floors, walls or cabinets from a faulty pipe, or bubbling up from a backed-up sewer drain to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business. An IBHS study of closed water damage insurance claims identified plumbing pipes and drain systems as leading causes of interior water damage.”
“This type of failure costs homeowners time and money more often than any other source of water loss. The average cost of an incident was more than $5,000 after the insurance deductible was paid. The majority of insurance claims were caused by corroded, rusty, or frozen pipes, which can be prevented by proper maintenance.”
A few signs to look for include;
Water stains, whether it's a stain in the ceiling, walls, cabinets, or flooring, it's a sure-fire way to know something is leaking.
Peeling wallpaper, blistering paint or warping walls, are an indication of a leak.
Any moisture or wet spots under the bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
A musty or wet smell.
Walk around the yard and look for any wet or mushy spots.
Warm or wet spots on the floor, broken tiles or uneven flooring.
Higher than usual water bill, check with the neighbors and ask them how much their water bill usually runs.
Drop in water pressure, the sound of running water when everything is turned off or any unusual sounds.
Any wet or moist areas around the toilet
Your pool is losing more water than normal, use the bucket test to determine how much water you're losing.
As a backup, let technology pay attention for you by installing a house leak detection system.
Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to call a professional Leak Detector. The Leak Doctor is here to help you with all your water leak issues.
The Leak Doctor offers advanced technology, including frequency sensitive computers, specialized listening equipment, ground probes and other state-of-the-art electronic devices to find water leaks. We have cost-effective ways to find the source of your leak and quickly fix it.
Contact the Leak Doctor today, before your small water leaks become big problems. It's definitely worth the investment.