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It's Almost Fix a Leak Week!

Beginning the 20th of this month, plumbers everywhere will be celebrating Fix A Leak Week. While this may not mean as much to homeowners as it does to plumbers, it really should. After all, did you know that roughly one trillion gallons of water is wasted by leaks in American households each year? That’s a lot of water! However, by having your home checked out for any leaks, you can help to lessen that number by nearly 10,000 gallons of water in just one year. Seeking out a plumbing company who can help you to identify any leaks is imperative if you want to pay less on your bills and save your home from any extreme damage. Let’s talk a little more in depth about leaks and what they can mean for your home.

What Can Happen When Leaks Go Unfixed?

Leaks that go unfixed not only cause major damage to the environment as they waste water, but they also can cause extreme damage to your home. When a leak is not fixed in a reasonable amount of time, things can easily get out of hand. Water can easily ruin plaster, drywall and all finishes to walls like paint and wallpaper. When a leak gets this out of hand, it doesn’t just threaten your home, but it also threatens your health and the health of your family. Mold and rot problems, caused by water damage can have an extreme effect on the health of your lungs. Just like the infrastructure of your home is put in danger with leaks like this, so is the infrastructure of your own body. Not only should be concerned about your health and your home’s framework, but rotting wood attracts all kinds of pests like termites, ants and disgustingly enough, rodents. Think you don’t need to keep an eye out for leaks now?

Finding and Fixing Leaks

When most people think of household leaks, they most often picture a sink faucet that is slowly letting out one drop of water at a time. However, this is not the only kind of household leak. When you are checking out your home for leaks, you want to check everywhere you can possibly think of. This means thoroughly inspecting your toilets, shower heads, outdoor sprinkler systems, fountains, pools, humidifiers and water supply lines. The best way to determine whether there is a leak in your home is to look at your water meter. Make sure that you do this when there has been no water used in your home for at least 2 hours. If the meter changed in this amount of time, you have a leak. While you may not know where the leak is, at least you know there is one. At this time, you need to call your local plumber who can locate the leak and fix it in no time.

Additional Ways to Save Water

Fix A Leak Week’s main goal is to conserve water. This means that even if you don’t have a leak in your home, you can still use this time of year to notice how much water you waste on an everyday basis. If you are interested in learning how you can save more water in your daily life, you can visit the Alliance for Water Efficiency for more tips on conserving water in your home.

Contact High 5 Plumbing During Fix A Leak Week

Don’t let your home and your family fall victim to a hidden leak. If you suspect that you may have a leak in your home, contact the professional team at High 5 Plumbing in Denver. We will get to your house as soon as possible and do everything we can to ensure that you don’t suffer any major consequences during this year’s Fix A Leak Week.