You may not realize it, but your home could be wasting water this very minute. You look around your house and wonder exactly where this could be happening. None of the faucets are dripping, and you don’t see water pooling anywhere. So where is this water waste happening?
It’s in the pipes that are out of sight behind the walls and in the floors. Because of corrosion and aging, the plumbing in the average home loses around 15% of the water moving through it. That amount of water loss will add up quickly. A family of four could end up wasting around 1,700 gallons of water a month from these leaks, and that can mean a few hundred dollars extra a year on water expenses. Worse, it can also mean severe water damage.
Here’s how to find out if you have leaks
Run this basic test to discover if there are hidden leaks in your home. Turn off all the water-using appliances in your home and make sure no taps are on. Wait for the water heat to finish refilling, as well as any ice-maker you might have. Go to your water meter and jot down a record of all the numbers there. Now leave the house for at least an hour (it’s advisable to check the meter before going to you job) and when you come back look over the meter numbers. Have they changed? Then you have water leaks.
Call plumbers for leak detection
If you do have leaks, the next step is simple: call professional plumbers. They will take care of leak detection, which uses special sound and scanning devices to pinpoint water loss. After this, they will repair the leaks, giving you a water-saving home without danger of water damage.
Red Rock Mechanical LLC has provided quality plumbing service to Burlington, VT and the Plattsburgh, NY area for more than 23 years.