Leaky Plumbing Fixtures Can Hike Up Your Water Bill

Leaky faucet

leaky faucetYou might not think much of it: a dripping faucet, a leaky spigot, a toilet that runs – annoying things you figure you’ll get around to fixing at some point. Don’t wait! For homeowners on municipal water supply, those little drips and leaks that seem like nothing can add extra money to your water utility bill. So if you see it, fix it.

As the leading home systems company serving Westchester and Putnam, Robison wants to protect area homeowners from unnecessary expenses. Here, we share some facts about just how much water waste can result from leaks and drips.

Did You Know?

  • One leaky faucet that goes unchecked for a whole year can waste about 34.7 gallons of water. Slow drips can accumulate to $1 or less per month but fast drips can waste 11 gallons a day and can add up to $6 extra to your bill a month.
  • One consistently running toilet can waste about 200 gallons a day and over 6,000 gallons per month! Depending on your water utility bill, this could rack on an extra $70 to your bill per month.
  • Some leaks can cause more damage than others to your home and can lead to high repair costs if you are not paying attention. Other places you should check for leaks include your roof, pipes, dishwasher, fridge, and washing machine hoses.

Save Money by Upgrading

Time takes a toll on even the hardiest sink, tub, or plumbing appliance. If you’ve had any for over five years, it’s a good time to look at potential updates. They may work fine now, but they just may lead to more problems than they’re worth down the line.

Worn-out plumbing fixtures put you at a much higher risk for emergency plumbing problems. A pipe that’s been broken down due to age or wear-and-tear can burst. Seals and valves can wear out, too, which can affect water temperature and pressure. You’ll save more money replacing these fixtures every few years instead of racking up costs due to frequent repairs.

According to the EPA Statistics, the average family spends more than $1,000 per year on water costs. A small investment in new fixtures now could save hundreds and thousands of dollars over time. Look for Energy Star appliances that are not only energy efficient, but also save a tremendous amount of water used by your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator/freezer.

Call Robison for All Your Plumbing Needs

Count on the professionals at Robison to keep your home as energy, and water, efficient as possible. We expertly handle it all; from repairing running toilets to drippy faucets to leaking pipes. We can install new energy-efficient appliances, and replace water, waste, and gas piping. Learn more about our complete line of plumbing services or call (914) 345-5700 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

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