Archive for December, 2018
Fixing household leaks can do wonders for a household. The average household’s leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year, roughly the amount needed to wash 270 laundry loads. The leaks in the average house are everywhere too. A leaky faucet wastes more than 3,000 gallons of water per year and 20 to 35 percent of household toilets leak to some degree according to research studies.
There are many signs of a clogged drain and it’s important to stay on the lookout for potential hazards. Ignoring a clogged drain can lead to future problems and perhaps a costly water leak repair.
Identifying the Problem
Signs of a clogged drain include:
- Slow Drainage: If you’ve got a sink full of water in kitchen, it is often a sure sign of a clog in your kitchen sink plumbing and it’s important to watch all drains to see if they are draining properly.
- Bad Smells: Odors, especially unwanted ones, are usually a dead gi
Preventing against water damage is something that’s hugely important here in the United States, as water damage is unfortunately far too commonplace in homes all throughout the country. In fact, if your home has a basement (as many homes in certain parts of the country, such as the Midwest, do) there is an up to 98% chance that you and your family will experience water damage at some point in your time living in that home. Crawl spaces, also common (with up to 27 million of them spread throughout the country), are also likely to experience water damage, especially since they are often small and damp to begin with.
But there are so many parts of your home that can lead to this water damage, not just the basement or crawl spaces themselves. For instance, a leaky roof is far too common and can be seen in many a home in this country. And while a roof that has a small leak likely doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, it can lead to extensive damage to the structure of your home if it i