Almost every homeowner will experience a leaky faucet at least once. While they are common, they pose a great danger to the pipes and plumbing system in your house. Not only do they waste an obscene amount of water, but leaky faucets can also cause mold growth and rot. In this article, we’ll go over the dangers of having a leaky faucet and why you should have it repaired immediately.
- Water Waste – Your leaky faucet may only drip a few times every minute, but over time, those drips add up. If your faucet drips once every 2 seconds, that’s almost 3 gallons of water wasted every day. It is important for the environment to have a leaky faucet repaired as soon as possible.
- Mold and Rot – A leaky faucet may begin to affect the surrounding area, including your cabinetry, countertops, and the rest of your kitchen. The added moisture in your kitchen can lead to mold growth and warping of the wooden fixtures in your kitchen. You may not notice it at first, but mold and rot may be growing because of your faucet.
- Rust – The last thing that a leaky faucet will do is create rust to start growing on your sink and in the pipes. The rust can build up over time and create a clog or blockage in the valves of your sink.
To prevent these things from happening in your home, it is imperative that you get a leaky faucet repaired as soon as possible. The longer your faucet continues to drip, the more likely it is that more damage is happening in your kitchen. Give us a call as soon as you notice your faucet begin to leak.