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That Small Leak is Bigger Than You Think.


Now is a great time to check your household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Repairing or replacing a drippy faucet, toilet flapper, showerhead, or water sprinkler is usually a quick, affordable fix that can save you much more over the long haul. A small drip from a leaky valve within your plumbing system can lead to significant water damage and expensive repairs.

Here are some stats that might surprise you:

  • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers.
  • Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills.
  • Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.
  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.

Some leaks are hard to spot and even more difficult to repair. We suggest letting one of Zurn Plumbing’s skilled technicians give your home a thorough check. They have the proper equipment and expertise to locate, identify, and repair leaks big and small. A small investment now is much better than a major expense down the road. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form.