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This is How Much Water (and Money) a Leaky Faucet Wastes


If you have a leaky faucet in your home, you may not give it much thought. After all, a small drip can’t be wasting that much water or costing you that much on your monthly water bill, right?

Well, no. Unfortunately, a leaky faucet can add up quickly. 

If you need to schedule service for kitchen plumbing in Staten Island, NY, our team can help. It’s better to stay ahead of leaks before they get worse. In the meantime, you can read on to learn more about how much water and money you’re losing for each leaky faucet in your home.

Typical Faucet Leaks

The average leaky faucet produces 10 drops each minute, which adds up to about a gallon of water per day. This only costs you around a dollar per month, but what if you have multiple leaky faucets or a more significant leak?

If you have a faucet that produces 120 drips each minute, you’re wasting 11 gallons per day, or over 300 gallons of water per month. This may only cost you around $6 per month, but leaks add up quickly. It’s easy to get used to the drip, drip, drip that you hear from a leaky faucet and ignore it. Every time leaks get worse, your water bills creep up more and more each month.

Other Home Leaks

One of the most expensive leaks you can have is a running toilet. If your toilet runs around the clock, it uses around eight gallons of water each hour or 200 gallons of water per day. This can quickly add up to more than 6,000 gallons of water each month and costs you up to $70. If you notice your toilet running when it’s not in use, you definitely want to get it addressed sooner rather than later. 

And you may not think about it, but if you have a sprinkler system in your yard, it can leak too. You want to check your sprinkler heads when the system is not on to make sure that you don’t have a leak. A broken sprinkler head can use as much as 2,400 gallons of water per month without you noticing. 

Plumbing Tune-Up

You may not think about scheduling maintenance for your plumbing system, but it is equally as important as any other maintenance you invest in. If our team can take a look at your plumbing annually, it’s a great way to stay ahead of faucet leaks and running toilets. Our team can tighten your plumbing parts and identify any problems that need to be addressed. 

With our expert eyes, we may even notice things that you would not notice. We can help you stay ahead of plumbing problems to save money on both unexpected repair expenses and water bills. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind that your plumbing is in great condition so you don’t have to worry about plumbing emergencies in the near future. 

Contact Scaran today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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