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Water Leaks and Water Waste… And How to Fix Them

Every year, homes in the U.S. waste an enormous amount of water due to small leaks and leaky faucets. This is one of the reasons that plumbers will tell you there is no such thing as a “minor” leak. Even small pinhole leaks will contribute to an immense waste of water over time—not to mention the potential for water damage in the house and the development of mold and mildew it creates.

The Extent of Water Waste from Leaks

The average home can lose 15% of its water due to small leaks that are often hidden behind walls and in floorboards. A family of four in the U.S uses about 400 gallons of water per day, most of which goes to showers and flushing the toilet. Around 70% of this water is indoors, with the bathroom the largest consumer. Now imagine a loss of 15% of that: that’s 60 gallons a day. Or 1,800 a month. Or almost 11,000 a year. That means over the year you’ll waste enough water to supply your home for an entire month. This adds up to a huge drain on your budget, not to mention harming the environment.

Solving the Problem

We hope that you’re already making efforts to save water with various water-saving fixtures, like low-flow toilets and faucets. But when it comes to leaks in the house, the only fix is to call on professional plumbers. You can’t hope to find all the leaks yourself, since most are hidden and inaccessible. It requires the work of professionals with the best in leak detection tools to find where your home is wasting water. Once they’ve detected the leaks, they’ll find the quickest way to stop the leaking with the least amount of disruption to your property possible.

Contact Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. for plumbing service in Harrison, OH and the Greater Cincinnati Area. We offer 24-hour emergency service.

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