We want you to imagine that the dot inside these brackets [*] is the only leak in your home’s plumbing system. By the size of the hole, it may seem like such a small leak isn’t worth tracking down. But, little do you know that that tiny hole can waste over 4,000 gallons of water each month – that’s enough water to take 365 showers!
Consider how important water is. We need it, our pets need it, our plants need it, and we need it to wash dishes, laundry, and clean our floors. Not only that, water is essential to all life on Earth. Now that you can see it in perspective, you can see why the tiniest holes deserve prompt attention.
Common Causes of Indoor Leaks
There are several common causes of indoor leaks, including:
- Leaky toilets
- Leaky shower heads
- Leaky faucets
While a leaky faucet or shower head may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, try putting a mop bucket under a leaky showerhead. You’d be surprised how quickly a tiny leak can fill up dozens of buckets in one day. In fact, a slow drip from a faucet can waste up to 20 gallons in 24 hours, and a slightly bigger leak can waste as much as 100 gallons of fresh water per day!
Not So Common Causes of Indoor Leaks
While you can easily see a shower head or faucet leak with the naked eye, not all indoor leaks are easy to see. Here are some no so common causes of indoor leaks:
- Water heaters
- Water softeners
- Washing machines
- Refrigerator ice makers
When to Call a Licensed Plumber
You’ve checked all areas for a possible leak, but you still can’t find one and you’re certain that your water bill is unreasonably high. What do you do?
If you’re hearing what sounds like leaky water in the walls, or if you’ve checked all the water outlets and still can’t find anything, it might be time to call on an Austin plumber from Excalibur Plumbing. Contact us to schedule a service call, we’ll work hard to find the leak for you!