Why You Should Fix Your Leaking Tap
A leaking tap might not seem like a big deal but it really is. That humble drip can cause havoc to your home or business and we are going to tell you how. At Exeter Plumbing our experts can detect and fix your leaking tap saving you money in the long run.
Your Health, Your Family’s Health and Your Building’s Health
In many instances, a leaking or dripping tap isn’t a major cause for concern by itself. It is the mould, mildew and damage to building materials caused by the drip that is the real issue.
Mildew and mould can cause significant health risks to you and your family. It has been linked to respiratory tract symptoms, chronic sinusitis and persistent fatigue just to name a few.
Mildew and mould can be hidden and you may not even be aware that it is an issue until it is too late. It grows where there is an accumulation of moisture. This can be around leaks in roofs, walls, windows, pipes or where there has been flooding. Unfortunately mould can grow on almost anything. Most building materials around your home can provide a suitable environment for mould to grow. Paper, cardboard, wallpaper, dust, insulation materials, carpet, fabric, ceiling tiles, wood and fabric are all suitable materials for mould to grow.
Mould and mildew can be avoided by getting a licensed and professional plumber to fix your leaking taps as soon as you notice them.
A tap dripping every second wastes approximately 3L of water per day, a leaking toilet or leaking pipe can waste considerably much more water.
Years of drought and the memories of the bush fires of last Summer act as a constant reminder that water is a limited resource. We need to conserve as much water as we can. Doing your part can be as simple as getting that pesky dripping tap fixed!
Save You Money
The number one money saving tip is to check your house and property for leaks. A leak could be as little as a dripping tap to a large patch of swampy grass on your lawn. Inspect every tap, toilet and shower head for any leaks.
At Exeter Plumbing we have seen many instances where the water bill is exceedingly more than the cost to fix the leaking tap. Prolonged leaks can also cause mould and structural damages to your house which can get costly. It is best to get any damp or swelling spots investigated as soon as you can. For more on water leaks read our page here.
Contact Our Friendly Team Today
At Exeter Plumbing we are here to help with all of your plumbing needs, including those pesky dripping taps. Call us today on 1300 155 944 or send us a request for us to call you here. Our Southern Highlands Plumbers and Sydney Plumbers will happily answer any questions you may have.