Is Your Brooklyn Home Leak-Free?
At Petri Plumbing, we understand the stress of dealing with water leaks throughout your home. Older pipes and fixtures are prone to rust and holes, resulting in leaks that account for wasted consumption. However, it’s not just dated homes that face repair needs, as any home can fall victim to maintenance complications.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that average households in the U.S. waste 10,000 gallons of water every year due to water leaks. To avoid unnecessary expenses, routine inspections should be conducted to detect any leaks.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your home is leak-free:
- Water meter: Choose a time to check your water meter. Make sure no water is used for a period of two hours, and then check the meter a second time. If the meter does not read the same, there’s a chance you have a water leak.
- Faucets and showerheads: Perform a thorough inspection of all the faucets and showerheads. A small drip from a faucet may not seem urgent, but simply one drip per second can waste around 3,000 gallons per year.
- Toilet: It’s as easy as placing a few drops of food dye into your toilet’s tank to detect a leak. If the color shows up in your toilet bowl within 15-20 minutes of not flushing, you most likely have a leak.
- Call a professional: Home service professionals are well-equipped with the knowledge and expertise to locate and repair leaks in your home. The longer you wait to repair a leak, the greater expenses you will incur from damages and repair.
Detecting water leaks in your home is necessary to protect your property from water damage and save your family money. Having a professional fix a leak in your home could save you around ten percent on your water bill, and ensure that your home is completely leak-free. If you are in need of water leak detection or water leak repair in Brooklyn, call your Brooklyn plumber today at (718) 748-1254.