Trouble with your home's plumbing system can really be an inconvenience, especially when essential fixtures like toilets and faucets aren't working properly, or at all. However, your home could be the victim of a number of various plumbing inefficiencies, and without an experienced plumber to point them out, you wouldn't even know they were there.
Additionally, these inefficiencies could result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unnecessary utility expenses if left unchecked. A free plumbing checkup can illuminate the existence of plumbing issues that might have otherwise gone unnoticed and could have potentially resulted in the waste of considerable natural resources. Below are two ways a free plumbing checkup can help save you money and help conserve water.
Tracking Down Fixture Leaks
One of the biggest benefits of utilizing a free plumbing checkup is to ensure your home is leak free. If your water bill has been on the rise in recent months, but you know there hasn't been any drastic change in the time your family spends in the shower or washing dishes, it could be a leaky fixture running up the water meter.
Sometimes leaks go undetected because they are in seldom-used rooms, like guest rooms in the attic or basement, or even outdoor sinks in the shed. And even if these types of leaks aren't spewing water at all hours of the day, even a steady, consistent trickle can really drive up your monthly water bill. In fact, faucets that leak just one drop of water per second can waste in the realm of 27,000 gallons of water per year.
Other times, your home's plumbing may be experiencing a 'leak' in the form of a faulty toilet. Many people think that toilets that are constantly 'running' are simply old, or only mildly inefficient. The truth of the matter, however, is that these non-stop running toilets can actually result in significant water charges at the end of the month. Fixing faulty fixtures can not only save you money, but also help conserve dwindling water supplies.
Pinholes Or Burst Pipes
If your water bill has skyrocketed astronomically, and you've scoured every inch of your home, then you might have a burst pipe somewhere in the underground plumbing. There may also be a breach in the plumbing throughout your home's walls, which can be difficult to find if the water isn't gushing like a fire hydrant.
Unfortunately, if not treated immediately, these kinds of hidden leaks can substantially increase your monthly water bill. In fact, jumps in monthly water expenses to the tune of many thousands of dollars are not uncommon when dealing with burst pipes.
In the end, a free plumbing checkup could ultimately save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in water charges, and potentially tens of thousands of gallons of earth's most precious natural resource. For more information, contact a local plumbing company like First Class Plumbing of Florida Inc.