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Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA for short, estimates that nearly one trillion gallons of water are wasted by households in the United States each year? This is mainly due to burst and leaking plumbing pipes. Plumbing fixtures, and toilets that continue to run. The good news is that the leaks can easily be prevented with a few plumbing maintenance tasks. Not only will you be helping the environment, you’ll also be safeguarding your property against water related damages.

In essence it will save you a significant amount of money on repair bills and also the water bill. The following information will provide you with some easy to perform plumbing maintenance tasks. If you’re unsure if you can or should handle any of them on your own, please contact us and we will take care of it for you. First and foremost, it’s important to fix any leaky sinks and showerheads. You may not be aware of this, but it only takes one drip every two seconds to waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year.

Not only that, but plumbing related leaks tend to get worse over time. That means your leaky faucets and showerheads will waste a lot more than 3,000 gallons per year as the leaks become worse. Just imagine how much money you’ll save on your water bill alone. Speaking of leaks, you should also check your appliances for water leaks. For example, your laundry machine, and water heater could easily be leaking water and wasting valuable resources. A leaking clothes washer can also cause damage to your property because the water will eventually leak through the floor and ceiling located below the floor.

In addition, if your toilet is gurgling, it may very well mean that there are faulty seal valves that keep the toilet constantly running. That is a complete waste of water. In essence, the seal decays due to mineral deposits. The good news is that replacing the rubber flap could actually fix the issue. If your toilet is old, you should give some serious consideration to having it replaced. The EPA also estimates that an old and faulty toilet can waste upwards of 13,000 gallons of water per year.

To Be Continued

We know exactly how frustrating it can be if the plumbing in your home or building isn’t working properly. Please contact us today if you’re experiencing an issue with your plumbing system.

JCP Plumbing & Heating is located in Oxford, MA. We offer plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services for both residential and commercial properties. Your heating, cooling, and plumbing systems have a tremendous impact on both your comfort and your energy bills. That’s why we specialize in providing our valued clients with high-efficiency heating, cooling solutions, and plumbing solutions. Our goal is to keep you comfortable in your home or place of business. We are incredibly proud of our on-time arrival records, our team of certified and licensed heating, cooling and plumbing technician experts, and the products and services that we provide.

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