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Water TapHave you ever thought about how much water is wasted by a dripping faucet? Though you may not think it wastes much with each little drip, it ends up wasting thousands of gallons of water every year in every house that has at least one dripping faucet. A slow dripping faucet wastes about seven to ten gallons of water each day, which adds up to more than 3,600 gallons in a year. This would only cost you approximately $20 a year, but a faster dripping faucet will end up costing you anywhere between $60 and $200 every year.

It is a good idea to periodically check all of the faucets in your house to see if there are any dripping faucets. Simply not hearing or seeing water dripping from a faucet does not necessarily mean that you do not have any dripping faucets. Here are some good ways to detect a dripping faucet:

  1. Check for a small puddle of water around a faucet that has been turned off. If there is one, then you have a slow dripping faucet.
  1. Hang a plastic bag under your faucet to see if any water collects in it throughout the day.
  1. Wrap a towel around your faucet a check to see if it is wet later in the day.

If you find that you have a dripping faucet, it is a good idea to have it repaired immediately. Give us a call at A Step Above Plumbing in Lithia, Florida so we can fix your dripping faucet, which will save water and save you money!