Nobody likes wasting money, especially when it comes to their home. However, small plumbing issues can quickly add up and waste quite a bit of your hard-earned money. Neglecting these specific plumbing issues could be a costly mistake:
- High Water Pressure
High water pressure might not seem like a problem to some people, but it can be. High water pressure is wasteful and hard on the plumbing system. This means the plumbing will wear out faster, and need repaired or replaced more frequently.
- Leaky Water Heater
A water heater’s lifespan is about ten years. So, if it is nearing that age and starts to leak water here and there, it might be time to get it replaced. If the water heater is left to drip water, the water can begin to damage the floor around it. Water damage can be costly to fix and should be taken of as soon as it is spotted.
- Dripping Faucet
A faucet that is constantly dripping can waste about 3,000 gallons of water a year. That’s a lot of water that homeowners are paying for, but not using. A dripping faucet is usually a quick and inexpensive fix.
- Toilet Leak
Wetness at the base of the toilet could mean there’s a leak under the toilet base. While this wastes water, it also causes water damage that could ruin the flooring in the bathroom. Repairing the leak will prevent any further water damage.
- Washing Machine Hose
A broken washing machine hose can cause some serious water damage, but is very preventable. Check the hose for signs of wear and tear. If it is damaged, replace it and there’s one less thing in your life to cause you worry.
If any of these issues pop up, it’s best to get them repaired right away so there’s no money wasted on unused water or unnecessary water damage. Call All Star Plumbing and Restoration for help with any plumbing needs.