An average North American household loses approximately 10,000 gallons of water each year from household leaks. 10% of homes suffer from severe leaks, resulting in water loss of up to 90 gallons per day. Are you ignoring a dripping toilet or a leaky faucet for a while? While you know that the leak is costing money and wasting water, how much do your water bills increase if the repair is delayed? You can reduce your monthly water bills by identifying the cost of leaks and other ways that you are wasting water.
It’s not uncommon in Minnesota for people to pack up and head to warmer climates during the winter months. One common question we at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic are asked is how to properly shut off the water to the entire house to ensure pipes don’t freeze. This simple task is especially important if you plan to turn your furnace down to save electricity or should the power go out and interior temperatures drop. This can keep your pipes from freezing to the point of bursting and can save you thousands of dollars in repair bills. So, what is the proper way to ensure all the pipes are safe? Let’s break the process down step-by-step:
We’ve all likely been there before – we turn on the faucet and the water pressure is low. Is it because someone is taking a shower? Did someone start a load of laundry? Is the dishwasher running? Has my plumbing gone bad? These might all be thoughts that went through your head at the time. While low water pressure is certainly an annoyance, it is fixable. The plumbing professionals at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic in the Twin Cities want to help.
There are several reasons why the pressure in your faucet might be low. First, it’s best to check multiple faucets. If the issue is present only at one fixture, then you have an isolated incident with one device.