Whether you noticed a recent spike or an unexpected increase in your water bill, it should not be ignored. Not only does it waste precious water and money, it can cause significant damage and health problems.
Top Four Culprits of a Water Leak
#4 Leak fixtures, shower heads and faucets
More than just annoying, those drips can quickly add up. In fact, a leaky faucet, dripping just one drip per second, waste 3,000 gallons of water a year. According to the EPA’s Water Sense program, “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. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.”
#3 Leaky toilets
Toilets account for as much as 40% of water usage. When they experience a leak it can be significant. The EPA explains how to detect if your toilet is leaking. “Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.)”
#2 Older Appliances
Older toilet can waste a lot of water, as much as 6 gallons per flush. While new low flow toilet uses just over a gallon of water per flush. As these older toilets start to decline, they start to waste even more water. It may be time to think about replacing them.
#1 Leaky Pipes
Not all plumbing leaks are out in the open. Most of them happen behind the scenes, behind walls and under flooring. Just a pinhole size leak behind the bathroom cabinet, or in the irrigation system can waste thousands of gallons of water and by the time you notice the leak an enormous amount of damage is already done.
“Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.” EPA
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