Nobody likes to fix a leaky faucet. Repairing one though can save you a lot more money down the road, and not just because of your water bill, though that’s a big reason to fix it. First off, its staggering how much water a dripping spigot can add to your monthly bill.
A single dripping faucet can waste 50 gallons of water per year, and that’s just if it is a simple drip. After all, similar technology is used in your garden to water your plants, a drip irrigation system. Can you imagine how much money you’ll lose when your faucet is trickling? Think of another problem from a leaky faucet. What happens if the leak is in the walls? All of a sudden that annoying drip can even threaten your health. Black mold can grown in wall crawlspaces when there is enough moisture. Leaking water can also damage your drywall and even mess up your wiring. While a lot of newer homes have vapor lock plastic in place within the walls, there are just as many that don’t.
Leaky faucet repair is a good idea for both a home and a business. To a business, it can give off an unprofessional appearance or an air of disrespectability. To a home, it can be an annoying cause of sleep deprivation, that borderline sixth sense of ‘something not being right.’ And as a leaky faucet makes a non repetitive sound, it may be just enough to rob you of a good night’s sleep. By no means, attempt to fix a leaky faucet on your own. If you don’t tighten a washer appropriately or bang a pipe too hard, your slow drip could quickly become a flood!
Your best bet is to contact a residential plumber to come in and fix it for you. They will know how to fix it, what tools to bring and how to make your faucet do what its supposed so, namely deliver water on your terms.
Pur plumbing is a residential plumbing company based in Florida. Give us a call today at (727) 475-1474.