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Avoid Costly Water Leaks

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Avoid Costly Water Leaks Pipe burst causing water to cover the classroom in Plano,NY

An Undetected Pipe Break or Water Leak Could Cost You Thousands Each Year

If you own a business in Plano, KY, you're probably always looking for ways to maximize your revenue stream. One big way to save on expenses is to prevent leaks in your building. Did you know that an undetected pipe break or water leak could potentially cost you thousands each year? Below, we'll examine the most likely causes of leakage and what to do about them.

1. Outside Spigots

These are easy to forget. A leaking spigot on the outside of your building can not only be wasting water (and money), but could actually cause water damage to the building's foundation.

2. Leaky Toilets

You could lose up to 73,000 gallons of water from a leaky toilet in one year. If your building has several toilets, you could be losing a lot more. By simply replacing worn-out gaskets and flanges, this water loss can be easily prevented.

3. Faucet Leaks

A water leak from a single dripping faucet can use more than 20 gallons of water in a day. Think of how much you're losing if you have three or four sinks on every floor! You could save a lot of money by just by inspecting the taps and replacing some washers.

4. Water Heaters

A water heater with a slow leak is something that might go undetected for a long time. Not only does this waste a great deal of water, but it could cause damage to the saturated areas on the adjacent floor and walls. Additional secondary damage could come from mold and mildew.

5. Hidden Pipe Damage

A pipe break is not always so obvious; if the breakage is hidden behind a wall or floor, you're not going to see it. That's why it's a good idea to get an inspection done by a water mitigation professional at least once a year.

If left unchecked, a water leak can waste a good deal of money and cause a lot of headaches. The good news is that you can prevent a leak from happening by just paying attention to the likely suspects listed above.

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