Do you have a dripping faucet? What about a slow, small leak in a pipe beneath your sink? You may not think these issues are anything to sweat about, but your wallet may say otherwise. Believe it or not, a dripping faucet, cracked water pipe, or other leak source in the average American household can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water each year, which adds up to a hefty cost of around an extra $100!
This problem is more common than you might think, as well. Many homes have leaks in them somewhere that owners aren’t even aware of, but nonetheless the problem persists. The EPA estimates that roughly ten percent of American homes have leaks that are so bad they waste upwards of 90 gallons of water per day!
Don’t waste your money on lost water—save it instead! Call a San Fernando Valley plumber for a maintenance and repair service! Let’s take a closer look at what a plumbing repair and maintenance service includes:
Find the Leak
Our professional has the tools and experience needed to quickly spot the leak in your home. Whether it’s a plumbing camera or a highly-developed intuition and knowledge of how plumbing issues manifest themselves, our plumber can quickly spot the problem and get to work fixing it.
Our technicians are also skilled at finding hidden leaks, such as a slowly-running toilet, faulty irrigation system, and more. These leaks are nearly impossible to detect without knowledge and experience of how these devices work and how leaks can develop in them.
Make the Proper Repairs
In some cases, a leak is a simple fix. Sometimes a joint simply has a broken or decayed seal, which needs a quick replacement and your plumbing will be good-as-new. Other times the issue is more complex. Perhaps you might need a pipe replaced in order to get rid of a structural crack that has developed. Have old, cast-iron pipes in your walls? Odds are they could have decayed to the point where they’ve become unstable.
Check Your Water Meter
Once your issue has been repaired, a plumber will likely check your water meter to make sure it’s not still moving once you shut off all fixtures in your home. This meter test can help determine if all leaks have been repaired or if you might also have another issue you’re unaware of.