If there’s a constant drip, drip, drip in your kitchen or bathroom sink, save money, the earth and your sanity by repairing the tap now!
It’s not your imagination—that sound you hear is your kitchen (or bathroom) tap dripping. Don’t ignore it; call a Multiserve plumber today. Here’s why.
Imagine throwing eleven liters of milk down the drain every day—you’d never do it, because that would be a phenomenal waste of money (and milk). Now imagine throwing eleven liters of water down the drain. If you have a leaky tap, that’s what you’re doing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, fixing all the leaks in your home could save you 10 percent of your current bill, and that could be a nice chunk of change.
A leaky tap can escalate from an annoyance to a major problem, where mold grows on your ceilings, floors and walls. And if your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover a neglected or unresolved maintenance issue like a leak, you’ll have to shell out the money to pay for mold cleanup.
You might not hear it until the house is quiet and you’re trying to catch some ZZZs, but then there it is: Drip. Pause. Drip. Pause. Putting a pillow over your head to cover your ears won’t help. The only way to stop the noise is to stop the problem.
Maybe you’ve had your eye on a touch activated tap, which lets you start and stop the flow of water by tapping it with your hand, wrist or forearm. Or you’ve wanted a spray wand in your sink that snaps back into place. Now’s the time to go for it! Don’t worry about matching your new tap to the room’s existing fixtures (cabinets, pulls, appliances), since eclectic is a hot look today. Just keep the look cohesive: For example, if you install a contemporary tap in a traditional kitchen, pick a classic finish for the tap.
Many leaky taps just need new seats and springs, and replacing them is a pretty simple job and inexpensive job.
By fixing a leak, you’re conserving water, and that’s a win for planet Earth: The less water diverted from rivers, bays and estuaries, the better shape the environment will be in.