There are lots of items that fall under the guise of “home remedies” to fix leaking pipes. Some of these so-called fixes are sprays that turn into rubber while others are just the old standby: duct tape. Unfortunately, none of these home-grown remedies every really repairs anything and can actually contribute to more problems down the road. So to answer the question, “does a leak pipe always require replacement?” our answer is “yes”. To help you understand why pipe replacement in Sanford is important, we’d like to share some leak facts from the EPA WaterSense initiative for your consideration.
Water Leak Facts
It can be amazing how much a little drip there or a drop here can cost you, but these statistics don’t lie:
- Household leaks average a loss of 10,000 gallons of water per year – if you pay for your water, you are paying for a whole lot of water that isn’t getting used.
- Most, if not all, leaks can be eliminated when the problem plumbing sections are replaced correctly by professionals.
- The most common leaks are: toilet bowl flappers, leaking valves and dripping faucets, all of which can be easily repaired by an expert.
- A faucet that drips a droplet of water every second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water annually.
- 10% of homes have an average loss of water of 90 gallons per day due to small leaks.
- Replacing an old and/or inefficient toilet with a low-flow toilet can save you up to 13,000 gallons of water per year.
- Have in-ground watering? A leak the size of a dime can waste over 6,000 gallons of water per month.
As you can see, even the smallest of leaks can cost you a significant amount of water, which translates into dollars with your monthly water bill. Additionally, these statistics do not take into consideration any water damage that can easily occur from the leaking water. The bottom line: if you have a leaky pipe, don’t spray it or tape it; instead, call an expert from Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. and schedule an appointment for pipe replacement service for your Sanford home.