Sink Repairs Save Water
The EPA estimates that the average American home will waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to leaks and other plumbing inefficiencies. That’s over 1 trillion gallons nationwide, an amount equal to the yearly usage of 11 million homes. Sinks and faucets are one of the major contributors to this waste — a single faucet dripping at a rate of one drop per second can account for 3000 gallons per year. Not only does this drive up your home water bills, but it causes premature corrosion and wear that can be expensive to fix.
How to Detect a Leak
A leaking sink or faucet may not always be obvious. The best way to determine whether or not your sink needs a repair is to closely monitor your water usage. Under normal conditions, a family of four should not exceed more than 12,000 gallons of water a month — any more may indicate a leak or other problem that is going unnoticed. You can also check for leaks during a period when your home isn’t using water. Take a reading from your water meter, wait two hours, and check again. If the meter has moved, it’s probably because of a leak.
Fix a Faucet With Mr. Rooter Plumbing
There are a number of potential reasons why your home’s sink or faucet needs repairs. Common causes of leaks include worn-out or corroded o-rings, washers, valve seats, or seals, as well as improperly installed components, broken pipes, or loose fittings. For this reason, a proper estimate is required before beginning repairs. When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for faucet or sink repair, our technicians will begin by thoroughly assessing the problem and providing you with a detailed written estimate outlining all necessary work.
Respecting Your Home With Quality Repairs
Repairing a sink or faucet isn’t usually a big job, but our team will take the time to make sure it is done right. We also go out of our way to respect your home while we’re in it by using drop cloths and booties to protect your furniture and carpets. Call us today for immediate home service — evening and weekend appointments are available to meet your busy schedule.