And now we’re on to part 2…
Last time we covered the first four of seven common household water leaks. In this continuation, Energy Network Solutions — your choice for energy management and energy — will cover the second four.
While we can be thankful we have clean water to drink, and to keep up our hygiene, we also have to remember water is a precious resource. It can also be a costly one if we aren’t careful with it. Some water providers even charge extra once you exceed a yearly allowance. That means one major leak could add up to you paying more on your water bill for an entire year.
Most common leaks #5–#7
Most common leak #5: Shower Hose
When it comes to shower leaks, the first thing you should check is to see if your seal is faulty. If your shower or tub floor is wet long after it was last used, that’s usually a tell-tale sign. Shower heads are particularly prone to faster drips, meaning even more wasted water. All that water sitting around is also a breeding ground for mold. Mold is nasty and can even be hazardous to your health, especially if you suffer from allergies.
Most common leak #6: Sink Pipes
Checking under your sink for leaks on a periodic basis is a good practice. It’s easy to ignore under the sink because most things are out of sight and out of mind. If the wood under your sink looks warped, water log, or has mold growth, a leaky sink pipe is your sure culprit.
Most common leak #7: Pipes in the wall
We chose this as #7 because it’s the least likely of our list to occur. That being said, it absolutely deserves a place on the list. Due to the disastrous — and hidden — nature of this leak, it’s one you need to be particularly aware of. While we don’t advise tearing off the drywall of your house, if you see any wet spots on your ceiling or wall, don’t hesitate to call a professional.
After I’ve checked for leaks, now what?
We hope you’ve enjoyed these posts on the most common household leaks, and we really hope it helps you conserve resources and save more money on your water bill.
If you’ve checked for leaks, followed all our water saving tips, and are still perplexed by your high water bill, you may need to look into our Flow Management Device (FMD). Each FMD is custom engineered to work with your existing water system, reducing the turbulence in your water line. This means you got more accurate water meter readings. And more importantly, a lower water bill.
In fact, this system is so effective, the manufacturer guarantees a minimum savings of 5 percent. That being said, our clients have typically found they save 12-15 percent off their water bills.
If you’re struggling with a high water bill, contact us today to learn more about FMD or any of our other energy management services.