It’s not just annoying, it’s expensive and a plumbing nightmare. It’s that drip you hear coming from any and all faucets in your home. Just how expensive is that small drip coming from your sink?
It may not seem like much but even the smallest drip can add up to gallons after time. Think of it this way: if your faucet drips once every second every day, all day then it would only take 4.5 hours to reach one gallon of water. On an average day, you would waste 5 gallons of water or more shockingly 2,082 gallons per year. Now multiply that if you have more than one leaky faucet in your home. This is an average estimate of the amount of water a leaky faucet may produce. To get more specifics on your home, check out this free, leaky faucet drip calculator.
What to Do When You Have a Leaky Faucet
Although the Internet has made it seem like it’s easy for you to fix leaky faucets on your own, it may not be that simple.