Did you know the average home wastes 10,000 gallons of water a year through leaks? That is enough to fill a backyard swimming pool! At the IHN Company, we hate leaks, and our Plumbing services for Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Madison are available to fix your leaks and prevent new ones from occurring. We believe in customer education, so we’re happy to present some valuable information about plumbing leaks that can help you avoid major household headaches.
Ten percent of U.S. homes waste 90 gallons or more per day through leaks – that’s more than three swimming pools per year! This wasted water is passed through our sewer systems and water treatment plants, only compounding the expense. In fact, preventing one home from a common water leak saves enough fresh water for one person to drink for 54 years!
Large scale leaks, like those caused by ruptured pipes, can cause flooding in the home. The result is property damage. Small scale leaks, if undetected, can also cause catastrophic damage to your home and health. If the impacted area doesn’t have the leak sealed, the water removed, and the area completely dried, mold growth can occur. These mold spores can be extremely damaging to the health and wellbeing of your family.
The first step of leak detection is close examination of your water usage. Don’t just pay that quarterly bill, compare it to your last bill and be sure to monitor the level of usage over time. If your home is using over 12,000 gallons of water per month, a leak is likely.
Don’t forget to use your senses. Listen for drips in the walls or toilets running on their own without being flushed, look for dark spots indicating moisture, and don’t ignore musty smells, even in your basement. With minimal skills, you can easily repair leaking toilets and other valves, but leakage that is occurring in hard-to-reach places is best left to the experts.
The IHN Company is proud of our exemplary plumbing work, and we are honored to be your choice for solving your most difficult plumbing problems. Our experienced team is ready and available for all kinds of plumbing problems, from minor fixes to major emergencies. a
Need plumbing leak repair for your home?
The IHN Company are your plumbing experts in the Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Madison areas. Contact us today for an estimate, and let us get your basement back to being dry, safe and comfortable. Call us today at 262-691-0402 or visit our website for more information.