Many homeowners often find themselves worrying about high utility bills. One of the worst situations for homeowners is to find an inexplicably high water bill. Oftentimes, homeowners are caught off-guard by how much water a leaking faucet or toilet can waste in a short amount of time. However, a reliable plumbing service in Arlington can remedy the problem quickly and effectively. Take a look at the information below to learn just how much water a leaking faucet or running toilet may be costing you.
- Leaking Faucet: Many homeowners seriously underestimate how much water a leaking faucet can waste because of the fact that it’s only dripping. However, these drips can add up substantially. While calculating just how much water a particular leaking faucet wastes is an inexact science, you can get a pretty good idea with the online leaking faucet calculator provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. According to this calculator, one home with three faucets that drip once per minute will waste over 100 gallons of water in a year. If these faucets drip 10 times per minute, the same household will waste over 1,000 gallons of water per year.
- Running Toilet: Leaking toilets do even greater damage to a homeowner’s wallet and water conservation efforts. A running toilet can waste 25,000 gallons of water each month, which adds up to 300,000 gallons per year. If you do not consult a professional plumbing service immediately to deal with a running toilet, you can wind up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars extra on your upcoming water bills.
Don’t let your Arlington home become victim to excess water usage and unnecessarily high water bills. You can call the professionals at All Plumbing, Inc. 24 hours a day at (571) 451-2971 for all of your residential plumbing needs.