How Repairing Leaks Can Benefit Your Home
It can be easy to ignore leaks in your home’s plumbing system or plumbing fixtures. As a homeowner, you always have plenty on your plate, and if problems aren’t immediately pressing, you can easily ignore them until they start to cause major problems for your home. However, even if the leaks aren’t causing problems right away, it is very important that you have them repaired as soon as possible.
At J.I. Plumbing, LLC, our Chandler plumbers can provide you with high quality leak repairs, and we’ll be able to get the job done quickly and professionally while guaranteeing your satisfaction with our work. But why would you need to move this task to the top of your to-do list?
Leaks can cause a number of problems in your home, and repairing leaks, no matter how small or large they are, can provide you with a number of benefits.
How Leaks Affect Your Home
Every year, household leaks in the U.S. waste more than a trillion gallons of water, which is the equivalent of the amount of water that 11 million homes use every year. A leak in your home’s plumbing system contributes significantly to water waste, and, it’s important to note, you can be directly affected by this waste as well. Fixing the leaks in your Chandler home can help you save 10% on your water bills.
The most common types of plumbing leaks include:
- Leaking Valves
- Dripping Faucets
- Worn Toilet Flappers
Typically, these are very simple to repair, and they won’t require any major investment. Plus, you’ll see the savings immediately.
How to Tell if You Have a Leak
Our professional Chandler plumbers can inspect your plumbing system and detect any leaks in your home, and there are a few ways that you determine whether you need to call a professional for leak repairs on your own:
- Add food coloring to the tank of your toilet to detect a toilet leak. If the water in the toilet bowl changes color within ten minutes, you know you have a problem. Be sure to flush immediately to prevent staining of the bowl.
- During the winter months, if you use more than 12,000 gallons of water per month, you most likely have a major leak in your home.
- Check your water meter before and after a two hour period during which no water is being used in your home. If you notice a change in your water meter, it’s because of a leak. Call our professional plumbers immediately to have your plumbing system inspected.