Who knew a drip could be so ominous?
Sure, a leaky faucet seems like a nuisance, but that persistent dripping could indicate a larger problem that should be addressed by a plumber sooner than later. If you have a leaky faucet, consider it a warning sign that can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system – and your bottom dollar.
Those drops of water from your leaky faucet add up fast and can waste hundreds of gallons of water. In addition to increasing your utility bill, this excess consumption also adds senselessly to your water footprint. For the average person, it may not seem like a big deal, but for the environmentally consciousness, the ramification of wasting water cannot be ignored in the face of recent droughts in the U.S.
In addition to wasteful water consumption, a leaky faucet could end up damaging your faucet in the long run by promoting rusting and deteriorating your fixtures with water damage, which could lead to repairs or replacements sooner than necessary. The water damage isn’t limited to your sink; excess water on your wooden cabinetry can warp and even rot your finishes with continuous dripping.
A leaky faucet can also contribute to mold growth, which is unsightly but also extremely dangerous in the home. If mold develops and contaminates the water coming from the spout, and that water is used as drinking water, it could mean serious health consequences down the road.
At Stuart’s Plumbing, we know that if you have a leaky faucet, you shouldn’t drown it out.