Have you ever wondered if your leaky faucet is an issue that should be fixed immediately? The answer is “yes,” and in today’s post, we take an in-depth look at a few of the many reasons why you should fix your leaky faucet as soon as possible. If you have a leaky faucet in your home, then schedule a residential plumbing appointment with The Great Plumbing Co. and let us help you lower your utility bills and protect our global environment.
Read on to learn why you should make fixing your facets a priority!
How Much Does a Leaky Faucet Cost?
Almost all of us will rush to fix massive problems immediately, but we often delay and put off smaller problems if they don’t need to be addressed right away. For instance, we’re willing to bet that you’ll take your car to the mechanic as soon as you notice smoke pouring out from under the hood, but you’ve probably put off an oil change for a week or two because you didn’t want to make a trip to your local body shop.
While it’s understandable to think of a leaky faucet as an annoying problem that won’t need to be addressed right away, the slow, insidious effects of a leak should prompt you to think otherwise. It’s been estimated that the average leak wastes anywhere between 5 and 10 gallons of water per day. Even at a fairly conservative rate of 6 gallons per day, you’ll be paying for almost 2,200 gallons of water that you didn’t use. When you consider that many Toronto homes have older fixtures that are prone to leaking, it’s highly likely that more than one fixture will be leaking.
If you still need to be convinced that calling a Toronto plumber to fix your leaking faucet is a good idea, then consider what happens when more than one home in the area has a leak. If 5,000 homes in the area had a leak of 6 gallons per day, then 30,000 gallons of water would be wasted every day. More than 1 million gallons would be wasted annually, and 5,000 homes with leaky faucets is a very conservative estimate when you consider Toronto’s population of just under 6 million.
Call a Toronto Plumber Today!
Many DIY guides purport to show you how to perform residential plumbing tasks on your own, but at The Great Plumbing Co., we always recommend calling a professional plumber for assistance. You can never be certain that the leak isn’t a sign of something more serious, and you don’t want to have an emergency on your hands if something goes wrong. Moreover, you’ve probably read or heard horror stories of people who tried to fix a simple problem and injured themselves in the process.
The Great Plumbing Co. is here to help you protect yourself, your home, and the environment. We provide a number of residential plumbing services, and we even offer 24-hour emergency plumbing response services if something goes wrong outside of our normal business hours.
Schedule your appointment through this page. We look forward to working with you!