The drip-drip-drip from a leaky faucet can be quite an annoyance but there is a simple way to quiet the noise—closing the door. Of course, this does not solve the initial problem, and it can become your main method of dealing with the issue if you start to get too comfortable.
Our plumbing experts are here to tell you that you should not allow this issue to go on for too long. A leaky faucet can worsen over time, and in this day and age, it’s important to save water for your monthly bills and for the environment.
The Impact of a Leak
It may only seem like a small leak to you, but it turns out that most homes in the U.S. have plumbing leaks (many of which are hidden from view) that contribute to a whopping 1 trillion gallons of water that is wasted each year. In your home, unchecked and neglected leaks may amount to up to 10,000 gallons, according to the EPA. And just 1 drip per second from a single faucet can mean over 3,000 gallons going right down the drain.
Water and energy conservation are so important in this day and age, which is part of the reason we recommend making repairs ASAP. Additionally, the added strain on the faucet can eventually cause additional leaks. If you decide to replace the faucet altogether, we recommend that you choose a water efficient product. Those labeled WaterSense are approved by the EPA to save up to 40% over an older faucet.
We recommend that you do not repair or replace a faucet without the help of a local plumber. Plumbers can ensure a tight seal to prevent leaks from occurring again. Faucet repair is a time-consuming process, but your local contractor is already trained and has the proper tools to finish the job quickly.
Contact VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today for plumbing repair in the St. Paul area. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!