Fix a Leak Week
Did you know that minor water leaks are the cause of nearly 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the U.S.? These smaller leaks include things like your shower head or your outdoor houses dripping here and there. Because of this, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense ® program promotes Fix a Leak Week each year on during the third week of March.
According to the EPA website, an average home’s leaks each year, could account for roughly 10,000 gallons of wasted water. Ten percent of homes throughout the U.S. waste more than 50 gallons per day due to leaks. A faucet that drips once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year!
Do I Have a Leak?
There are a few ways to discern if you have a leak in your house. First off, check your water bill. Is it becoming higher than normal, even though you are not using excess water? That’s a big sign that you have a leak. Another way to recognize a leak is by smelling. If you smell a musty odor stemming from around your sinks or there are brown lines or drip marks in your walls or ceiling, that can also mean you have a leak.
What Can I Do?
Fortunately, a lot of these small leaks can be easily fixed with a faucet repair kit. You may just have worn out a gasket or washer, a loose O ring, or corrosion. Simple repairs can help you avoid major problems, such as mold growth and damage to your walls, ceilings, and floors.
Call a Professional
Quick Action Plumbers of Atlanta, GA are the pros when it comes to leak detection and making sure that your faucets, sinks, and pipes are in great working order and leak-free. Since 2009, Quick Action has been serving the community offering top-quality repairs and installs. Celebrate Fix a Leak Week and give them a call today: 770-854-0755