Are leaks and drips draining your wallet? Leaks like a dripping faucet or running toilet might not seem like a major plumbing problem, but they can blow up your bills pretty quick. These issues, along with unsealed pipes, are some of the most common plumbing problems that occur to homeowners. Chances are, every homeowner will experience one of these are one time or another. 

Just how much money could be draining from your pockets if you don’t immediately address these? Let’s take a look.

Dripping Faucets

Whether your faucet leak is just the occasional annoying drip or a consistent flow, it is draining money from your paychecks. 

At just 10 drips per minute, you lose out on around 3 liters of water per day. As minuscule as this sounds, it adds up to 350 gallons per year. 

Similarly, a leaky shower can go through 10-20 liters of water per day, equalling up to 1,040 gallons per year! Even at the bare minimum, this could be costing you around $20 per month. 

By stopping these leaks, you are padding your wallet with at least $240 a year. What could you accomplish with a few extra hundred dollars laying around?

Unsealed Pipes

While leaks are typically easily noticeable, an unsealed pipe leak may not be so. These hidden horrors can cause tremendous problems for both your plumbing systems and your wallets! 

Leaky faucets and showers may only cost you a few hundred dollars per year, but unsealed pipes can cost you $100-$600 per month! This is a huge increase, and can greatly affect your livelihood. 

In addition to costing you this amount of money, unsealed pipes can cause extensive damage to your property, which will add even more to your bill. For instance, an unsealed pipe can lead to water leaking and pooling in areas of your home you may not be able to check often, and this can mean serious property damage, sometimes even structurally. 

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Running Toilets

Running toilets can waste upwards of 200 gallons of water per day or around $75-$150 per month. Similar to unsealed pipes, running toilets often go unnoticed, as they barely make any noise, and the water simply continues to flow down into the drainage pipes. 

If you do notice that your toilet doesn’t stop after flushing, or runs longer than usual, you could save some money by getting this fixed. 

Whether you experience a leaky faucet or shower, an unsealed pipe, or a running toilet, it is likely that your wallet will be feeling the effects. Don’t let plumbing problems keep draining your wallet. As soon as you notice an issue, or an increase in your water bill, contact the experts at 1st Call. We have technicians available for emergency services, and our experienced staff can help diagnose any issues. Give us a call to fix your faucet (or anything else) today!