Protect Your Home From the Dangers of Hidden Water Leaks

Sneaky Water Leaks Can Harm Your Home

It is estimated that water leaks account for over 900 billion gallons of wasted water nationally every year. While a small leak in a home may not account for that much waste, it could still affect you and your family in a multitude of ways.

Not only can a water leak damage your home, but also this means that you pay a higher water bill and waste precious resources. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more every day.

Some common sources of water leaks are from dripping faucets, worn toilet flappers, and leaking valves... Added to the daily amount of water intentionally used, water consumption is way too high! This article will discuss the impact of these water leaks and what you can do to resolve them.

How Can a Water Leak Affect Your Utility Costs

The average family wastes 180 gallons of water a week because of water leaks, adding up to 9,400 gallons of water annually. To put it into perspective, that is the annual water usage of 11 million homes.

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Water leaks in your home can result in a high water bill. Check to see if your home has a leak by turning off the appliances that use water in your home. Then, check to see if the water meter has changed after 15 minutes. Repairing a plumbing leak can result in savings of 10% or more on your water bill.

Are There Mold Spots In Your Home?

mold spotsAs well as wasting water, plumbing leaks can account for billions of dollars of property damage every year. When there’s excess moisture indoors, that moisture becomes a breeding ground for a variety of mold.

Not only are mold spots unsightly, especially when they’re staining walls and wood baseboards, but also they can pose a serious risk for your health.

People who live in homes with mold might suffer from respiratory problems, pneumonia, asthma attacks, migraines or headaches, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, sore throats, depression, allergic reactions, rashes, or hives. Additionally, the mold remediation process can also be a costly one, which is why resolving leaks quickly and early is the best route to take.

The Reasoning For Those Musty Smells

In addition to causing stains on your walls and risks to your health, standing water and leaks can also create odors throughout your home. In many cases, water leaks go unnoticed because they’re in a hard to reach area. That is where your olfactory system comes in handy.

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The smell of moisture, mildew, or general must should never be ignored. It can be the simplest way to locate a leak and can also give your plumbing contractor a location to start. As a homeowner, having an attention o detail can go a long way to limiting damage and other expenses.

PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning for Leaks

Contact PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning today for fast and reliable service for your leaks at home. They can inspect your plumbing and help you with any potential leaks.

Their team is dedicated and professional, providing fast services. They've been a Staten Island staple since 1979, and are happy to serve the community.