If you have a leaky faucet or a pipe that’s dripping out water, it’s costing you. According to the EPA, household leaks can waste more than 10,000 gallons per year. Ten percent of all homes waste 90 gallons a day or more. Fixing those leaks not only saves water—a precious commodity here in the Western States—but it also lowers your water bill by an estimated 10%.
In 2013, 12 counties in southern Utah were designated as primary natural disaster areas by the US Department of Agriculture due to low water supplies. While this doesn’t include our service area in Provo, several cities in northern Utah County began water restrictions in 2013. The chair for the Salt Lake County Council predicted water rationing by the summer of 2014.
Call American Plumbing Services to repair your leaks and identify unseen leak sources. We serve the Provo, Utah area and other communities in Utah.
Why Your Provo, Utah Home Needs Water Leak Repair
Corrosion is responsible for most leaky faucets. Mineral deposits from hard water can, over time, corrode or loosen internal parts, especially gaskets, O-rings, and washers. Fixing them is simple and will save you a lot on your monthly bill.
Sometimes, a faucet will leak because of a broken pipe or fittings, which affects water pressure so water never seems to be completely turned off. In addition to lowering your water bill and helping conserve water, hiring a plumbing professional to identify and fix leaks preserves your fixtures by preventing water stains, and rust. Prompt repair to leaking faucets and fixtures will probably be less expensive than replacing them.
Corrosion is also responsible for many leaky pipes. Pinhole leaks caused by corrosive materials in the water supply or too much pressure can be difficult to detect but a skilled plumber has the tools to find and repair them.
Freezing temperatures experienced in Utah winters can also cause pipes to expand and cause cracks that leak as the frozen water trapped inside them thaws. While this is far less damaging than a burst pipe, it still requires immediate attention to avoid property damage.