Why You Should Never Ignore a Leaky Faucet

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By Luciana Oliveira

One of the most common plumbing problems you will encounter in your home is a leaky faucet. Many homeowners ignore a leaky faucet, thinking it will just go away on its own. That is a big mistake. Here’s what actually happens when you leave your faucets dripping:

The leak problem gets worse 

A leaky faucet may occur due to corrosion and sediment, faulty washer, worn out seals, and loose parts or broken plumbing. Unless fixed, these issues will continue to get worse as time goes by. A constant leak can also cause corrosion in other parts of your plumbing system. 

Gallons of water go to waste

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water every year. Aside from wasting a precious vital resource, you could be paying for an extremely high water bill if you continue to neglect the leaky faucet in your home. Even if you don’t have a leaky faucet, you could be wasting gallons of water if you don’t close the tap properly after brushing your teeth or washing the dishes. Thus, always make a conscious effort to turn off the water after every use.  

Your home suffers from water damage 

One of the primary causes of home flooding is a plumbing leak. That could leave you with serious water damage in your home. Mold may also start growing around the area where leaks occur, affecting the health and safety of your family. 

Take advantage of 24/7 plumbing emergency services

If you have a leaky faucet in your home, waste no time and call for an emergency plumber right away. You can save water and money by fixing water leaks as they occur. However, make sure to hire only a licensed and skilled professional to do the plumbing job in your home. Book a service now! 


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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.

1 thought on “Why You Should Never Ignore a Leaky Faucet”

  1. Yes, dripping and leaky faucets are more than a household issue. Leaks account for almost 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the United States. On average, a household with leaks can waste almost 10,000 gallons of water.


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