Don't Let a Leaky Faucet Drain Your Wallet

A leaky faucet can be more troublesome than just the sound it makes in the night.
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Jan. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- A dripping faucet is one of the most commonly overlooked home repairs and often goes unnoticed unless the noise makes its way to someone’s last nerve.  You might think you are avoiding spending money by not fixing a leaky faucet.  The truth is, you’re not only “not saving money”, but you are also contributing to wasting water and could possibly be causing damage to your sink basin such as stains and cracks.

The average person uses between forty (40) to eighty (80) gallons of water per day considering a daily routine of bathing, brushing teeth, flushing toilets, washing clothes and dishes, cooking; and considering a small percentage for other uses.   You can check your household water intake by reading and recording your meter for weekly usage .  Even better, once you have identified your weekly water intake, take it a bit further and record your usage on a daily (or even hourly) basis.   Then begin taking new steps in your daily routine to conserve water.  After changing your water habits, revisit your meter and see for yourself the difference and eventually, the savings.

Commercial businesses are notorious for allowing leaky faucets to drip either because employees fail to report such leaks, or the leaks are simply too low on the priority list.  With a struggling economy, it is in your company’s best interest to take care of those leaks.  If you are an employee, your employer will appreciate a water leak report and so will your community.  If you are the employer, you may want to consider having a routine plumbing inspection to avoid hidden problems.

There is a wide variety of faucet designs and repairing a faucet will depend upon the type of faucet your leak is falling from.  Many older faucets require the fixture to be taken apart to replace the washer (or whatever part your system requires to prevent leakage and distribute pressure).  However, most of today’s modern faucet fixtures do not include washers.  Even without washers, faucets can still leak, but these new fixtures are designed more durably.

Replacing an old faucet with a newer design is the ideal solution to avoid reoccurring leak problems and to encourage limited water waste.  In addition, today’s faucet models include attractive and unique designs at affordable prices that can really make a difference to the look of your kitchen or bath.  Should you decide to replace your old faucet, be sure to record the model information upon your purchase.   Identifying the type of faucet fixture will be necessary when requesting repair service, or purchasing any new parts in the future.

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