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3 Plumbing Repairs You May Have Overlooked That Are Costing You Money

Many people assume that they do not have plumbing issues. This is because they expect obvious signs of plumbing issues. Water leaks are a type of repair that often goes undetected. They should be of concern to most property owners because they can result in costly water bills. The following are three areas that every homeowner should take the time to review and seek repairs for if needed.

Outdoor Plumbing

Outdoor plumbing such as spigots and sprinkler systems also get overlooked. This is often because if they are producing water, people do not consider them as an issue. Sprinkler systems that are not properly winterized can be a source of water loss when spring time arrives. Some individuals have a natural habit of leaving their garden hoses connected to their spigots. The connection between the two can weaken over time. This means that water can leak around the edges resulting in water waste. Even if you turn the spigot off after you are done with it, a weak connection can cause it to leak around the tightened portion when it is in use.

Shower Leaks

Many people fail to realize that their showers are areas that need to be routinely inspected for leaks. These leaks can occur from the faucet portion of showers or showerheads. You can do your own inspection of these types of leaks. Look to see if the faucet or showerhead is dripping after a few minutes of the shower being last used. If you identify a leak such as dripping or streaming water, it will likely continue. Over the course of a day, you will have wasted a significant amount of water. 


Perhaps you have heard your toilet continuously running and assumed that it was a plumbing issue that you would need to address at some point. The sound of running water in your toilet that does not turn off in a timely manner is a sign of a potential toilet repair. It could also be a sign of a toilet that is outdated and needs to be replaced. If it is the matter of a replacement part, chances are the part replacement will be more beneficial than continuing to waste water. Decaying toilet flappers are an inexpensive repair that can sometimes lead to this type of water waste issue. 

A plumbing services company, such as Power Pro Plumbing, is a good resource to use to learn more ways that you can conserve water. They can also inspect your plumbing system to ensure that it does not have leaks.