The average household’s leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year, roughly the amount needed to wash 270 laundry loads. The leaks in the average house are everywhere too. A leaky faucet wastes more than 3,000 gallons of water per year and 20 to 35% of household toilets leak to some degree according to research studies.
To reduce water waste and to optimize a household plumbing system, drain cleaning is important. There are many signs of a clogged drain and it’s important to stay on the lookout for potential hazards. Ignoring a clogged drain can lead to future problems and repairs that will likely require a plumbing service. Signs of a clogged drain include:
- Slow Drainage: A sink full of water is often a sure sign of a clogged drain and it’s important to watch all drains to see if they are draining properly.
- Bad Smells: Odors, especially unwanted ones, are usually a dead giveaway to a plumbing problem. Wa
Sunday afternoons are peak usage times in your household for water, and thusly the time when your water heater is worked the hardest. Dad is in the kitchen, making one of his weekly, highly involved, made from scratch dinners; Mom has just started the fourth load of laundry for the day; the brothers have teamed up in the basement to give the dogs their weekly bath.
One average, a United States family of four people will use around 400 gallons of water per day. Life will not stop for a broken down water heater, and you should not have to either. Watch out for these things to replace your heater before it’s too late.