Have you ever tried going an entire day without using any water? Take the challenge, it's practically impossible! We use water from the time we wake up till we go back to bed, from the kitchen and bathroom, brushing our teeth, washing hands, taking a shower, flushing the toilet, coffee, dinner, and washing the dishes. Most of us just don’t realize how much water we use on a daily basis.
The Untied States Geological Survey estimates each person uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water every day. That’s a lot of water!
“The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills,” EPA.
Take the time this year to be proactive. Look for the warning signs you may have a water leak, it will save a ton of time, money, and frustration.
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.
If You Notice Any Of These Signs, Do Something About it
The longer you put it off, the more it will cost you. 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.
We All Save in the Long Run
Simple leaks can quickly turn into costly problems, often times we don't notice the problem until it's too late. It's important to stay up to date and vigilant with your homes or business maintenance.
With over 25 years of experience, the Leak Doctor can locate your water leak and minimize the damage by pinpointing the problem before excavation. We use cutting edge technology, combined with state of the art equipment and techniques developed in-house, as well as the best training available to locate your water leak.
Find out how much water you use every day with this Water Footprint Calculator.