Dripping faucets and other household plumbing leaks might seem relatively harmless, but in actuality they add up to a lot of wasted water. Water leaks are therefore not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment!
Check out the following eye-opening facts about plumbing leaks, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
1. The average American home’s water leaks amount to more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water each year. That amount of water could be used to wash 270 loads of laundry.
2. One tenth of U.S. homes have plumbing leaks that squander 90 gallons of water every day.
3. Repairing easy-to-fix home plumbing leaks can save homeowners approximately 10 percent on their water costs.
4. Upgrading to WaterSense-labeled plumbing fixtures and appliances can eliminate most common leaks.
5. Household leaks nationwide can add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year.
Taking care of plumbing leaks is an easy way to reduce bills and conserve water. If you’re not comfortable performing repairs or updating fixtures on your own, contact Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’re experts at pinpointing leak locations and stopping them from breaking your bank!