A Little Drip Can Really Cost You
Whether you are laying down to sleep at night or walking out the door in the morning, hearing a drip, drip, drip can suddenly make time stand still. It is very tempting to ignore this constant drip and make it fit into the background of your normal life. However, that little drip can cost you a lot.
While a little drip is not the worst plumbing problem that can occur, ignoring it can lead to more time, effort, and money lost than you probably think. The telltale sign of a leaky faucet is a steady drip, drip, drip of water in a tub or sink. This nagging drip should be a high priority on your home improvement list to avoid high water bills. A typical leak that drips 10 times per minute wastes nearly one gallon of water per day, or 29-30 gallons per month. Multiply that by 12 months, and a single dripping faucet can waste over 350 gallons of water a year.
A dripping faucet can cost you more than money. A sink or toilet that constantly battles moisture can lead to the growth of mold or mildew, not to mention unpleasant smells and discoloration. Mold is a dangerous toxin that poses a danger to your health because mold spurs can travel through the air. Your health and your family’s health are at risk when constantly dripping water lingers. When tackling mold, you will often need to call in professionals who can rid your house of this toxin – which is done at no small fee.
Another thing to consider is that over time, rust builds up on leaky faucets. When a considerable amount of rust develops, the labor involved in correcting your plumbing issue will be greater. This means that if you try a DIY repair, it will be more difficult; if you hire a plumber, it will be more expensive.
Leaky faucets are like fruit flies in the summer – you try to ignore them or “shoo” them from your space, but they will always come back to make life miserable. Don’t let a little drip cost you. Contact Absolute Best Plumbing today.
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