How Much Water is Your Home Wasting?

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M.E. Flow can help you identify water leaks and reduce your water usage.

How much water are you losing due to unidentified leaks in your Northern Virginia home? According to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year – or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Wow! And a leaking faucet that drops a drip per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons per year. That is the amount of water you need to take more than 180 showers!

In our previous post we identified ways to help you save on water use. In this post we will share some common culprits of water leaks found inside your home and what you can do annually to keep your plumbing in check and save water.

Common culprits of water leaks found in your home that can be easily corrected:

  • Dripping shower head
  • Worn toilet flappers
  • Dripping faucets
  • Leaking valves

Overtime, these leaks add up to many gallons of water being wasted—but the good news is they can be relatively easy fixes. But who has the time to identify them? With everything going on in our lives, family, kids, pets and work, how do you make time to do an inspection of your plumbing? You call a professional plumbing service like M.E. Flow who specializes in household plumbing problems!

Because of the water quality (hard water) in our area, components of our plumbing fixtures tend to breakdown more often, and cause our faucets and toilets to leak and loose water. Therefore, M.E. Flow offers an annual plumbing inspection service.

Having a whole home plumbing inspection done annually is a great way to identify areas of water waste. Check out our next blog post on whole home plumbing inspections to learn more. Fill out the form on this page or call us today to request a whole home plumbing inspection. When you get a whole home plumbing inspection you also save on all your plumbing repairs too!

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