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Leaks Cost You Big

Leaks may seem like little annoyances, but the can cost you big. The impact they have on your wallet, let alone the environment, is incentive enough to get them fixed before you feel the pinch.

1 - FAUCET DRIPS A faucet that drips once a second wastes more than 3,000 gallons of water a year. That's enough to take 180 showers!


10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day and over 31,000 gallons per year.


The most common household leaks are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking valves.


Leaking toilets waste about 25 more water than a shower leak, and about 4 times more than a faucet leak. A moderate toilet leak can cost you about $1,000 per year.

BODEK INC Did You Know Plumbing Leak Facts FAQ Faucet Toilet Shower Water Waste

The worst of all leaks is a running toilet. This leak can cost you hundreds of dollars more than a cracked pipe, clogged pipe, faucet leak, or shower leak. Running water in your toilet wastes about 25 times more water than a shower leak, and about 4 times as much water than a simple faucet leak.

The cause of leaking, running toilets is often a faulty flapper or floater in your toilet's water tank. If replacing these doesn't do the trick, then you'll likely need to replace the whole toilet.

Don't think it's worth it to replace your toilet? Look at how these numbers stack up: A minor toilet leak will leak to a slightly higher water bill, a moderate leak wastes about 6,000 gallons of water per month and can cost $70 per month ($1,000 per year in waste), an extreme leak can cost you approximately $200 per month ($2,000 per year in waste). A running toilet can waste an entire gallon of water in about 30 seconds.

If you're having trouble diagnosing or repairing a leak, don't delay! Give us a call or contact us and get it fixed before you really pay for it.

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