Leaky Pipes and Leaky Wallets

One common issue that homeowners may face is a water leak. Dripping faucets, unsealed pipes, and running toilets are all well known occurrences, and we are more likely than not to experience one or more of these issues within our home-owning years. Though these may not seem like major issues, a constant leak of water can add up quick. 


You may barely even notice that your faucet is dripping, however, even at just 10 drips per minute, this wasted water can put a hole in your wallet. 10 drips per minute is equivalent to approximately 3 liters of water per day, or 350 gallons a year. In addition, leaky showers can go through anywhere between 10-20 liters per day, totalling up to 1,040 gallons a year! At bare minimum, these drippy faucets can cost you at least $20 per month. 


Unsealed pipes may not be as readily noticeable as a dripping faucet or shower, however, the problems they can cause are tremendous. Where a leaky faucet or shower can cost you around $20 per month, unsealed, leaking pipes can cost a lot more, anywhere from $100-$600 per month! In addition, if they are not taken care of immediately, they can cause extensive damage to your property, costing you even more money. 


Running toilets can waste upwards of 200 gallons of water per day, or around $75-$150 per month. Often, running toilets go unnoticed, as it barely makes any noise, and the water simply continues to flow down into the drainage pipes. 

Regardless of what kind of leak you might be experiencing, don’t let it drain your wallet. Contact the experts at Active Plumbing to solve your leaky issues. 

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