Burst pipes and leaks occur for lots of reasons, but all require immediate, professional attention in order to prevent further damage and pricey repairs. Burst pipes that go any length of time without being repaired are costly and can cause extensive water damage. No Worries Rooter has the knowledge, expertise, and a variety of methods when it comes to locating and resolving any burst pipe or leak issue. Count on us to help and give us a call at (480) 405-4497
In the Phoenix area, as the average American Household wastes more than a trillion gallons of water each year. That’s more than 11 million homes use! As of today, a single home can leak around 10,000 gallons of water annually, that’s about 270 loads of laundry or the size of a swimming pool! leak and burst pipe repair gilbert azThis can be from a single fixture alone, like a toilet. If you, like most people, have more than one toilet in the home imagine the total waste in a year. On the other hand, picture how much a family can gain by utilizing leak and burst pipe repair and detection products and services, around 10-20% on their water bill according to the EPA. Depending on where you live, your home and household, a WaterSense labeled fixture will easily pay for itself over a short period of time.
For most people, the first sign of an issue with your water heater is a leak. Now this may be something as small as a puddle forming near the base of the water heater or something more visible like water spraying out of a valve or a crack in the tank. A leaking water heater may seem like nothing more than an inconvenience to some, but it can actually be quite damaging. In fact, any resulting water damage can ring to the tune of around ten thousand dollars if not more! So it’s definitely something to pay attention to. This is why water heater leaks are no joke and should be taken seriously.
Take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there might be a serious leak.
Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak. Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 15 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.)
Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.
The Regional Water Providers Consortium has a helpful video on detecting household leaks .
If you’ve already determined you have leaks and you find these step-by-step solutions aren’t enough to stop them, it might be time to replace your leaking fixtures. If you consult with a plumbing professional like No Worries Rooter of Gilbert and Chandler, who is a certified Green Plumber, we can help you with all of your burst pipe repair and leak repair needs. And remember to look for the WaterSense label when considering a new toilet, faucet, or showerhead, you could increase your home’s water efficiency. Call us today at (480) 405-4497 for more information.
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