Homeowners often vastly underestimate the impact of even a single leaky faucet in the home. Putting aside the possibility of a leaky faucet suggesting some other plumbing issue, a single leaky faucet could contribute to as much as 10% of your water bill.
And that’s just the beginning of the problem. Sinks aren’t designed for a slow, steady drip of water, and a leak can cause all sorts of strange things to happen, especially if your water is hard enough that the drip starts leaving mineral stains and buildup where it’s flowing. This can leave you with a difficult mess to clean up, damaged sealants, or even damage that warrants a sink replacement.
Finally, those homeowners mindful of the environment should know that when totaled, household leaks can reach staggering numbers, wasting thousands upon thousands of gallons of water over the course of a year, enough to fill a bath hundreds of times.