A Small Water Leak Can Be a Big Problem
A sudden faucet broke with water spewing all over the bathroom, you’d call the plumber to get the damage fixed right away. But, when you have a small drip under your sink, you wait another day, or even weeks to repair the leak.
It might not seem bad in the beginning; even small leaks can become too big for you to handle. By the time you realize it, you’re dealing with a major headache from all the damage and expenses that one simple leak has caused.
Monthly Water Expenses Increase
A dripping sink will affect your water bill. Drips from a leaky faucet or sink can add up to a lot of money on your monthly water bill.
Water Leak Statistics:
The following shows the amount of water that can be lost for various size leaks.
Common water Loss examples:
Leaking Pipe @ 30 drips per second = 2 Gallons per Day
Leaking Pipe @ 60 drips per minute = 5 Gallons per Day
Leaking Pipe @ 120 drips per minute = 11 Gallons per Day
Typical Normal Water Uses:
1 Bath = 42 Gal
1 Shower = 17 Gal to 50 Gal
Wash 1 Load of Clothes = 45 Gal
Flush Toilet = 3 Gal
You can do your own calculations to determine water loss.
Extensive Damage in Your Home
If you think that a small leak will always stay small, think again. The damage from the leak can extend to other parts of your home. If you start noticing signs of leaks in your home, contact SERVPRO of Mason City.