You might have a leaky faucet and not think too much about it. You hear the drip and yes it’s probably annoying, but you let it slide thinking there’s much more important things to think about and to have fixed. But the truth is, that leaky faucets cost more than you think. There’s many things that go into leaky faucets, and they affect much more than just that dripping sound.

Leaky Faucets

There are many financial costs of a leaky faucet, more than just your water bill too! With all the leaky water faucets in the world, they account for billions of wasted gallons of water each year. Not only does this put a hole in our pocket, but it makes it hard on our valuable water supply. Did you know that with even a small water leak it can waste up to 20 gallons of water each day? That’s a lot of water!

Additionally, a leaky faucet can damage your home. It might be dripping into your sink. But the root cause could end up with structural damage, as well as causing mold or other moisture related issues in your home. When left untreated, damage could become extensive. It’s best to contact a professional plumber at the first sign of a leak, even if you don’t think it’s too bad. Sometimes the most damage is left hidden.

The worst impact however comes at the cost of our environment. We keep hearing about water scarcity. As our population is growing, even our Sarasota/Bradenton area is growing, we need to be mindful of how we use our water.  We can’t just let it go to waste in the form of a leak, when many don’t even have access to water. So if you have a leaky faucet, contact us here at Wyman Plumbing, we’re here for you in Bradenton and surrounding areas.

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