The 5 Most Common Places for Leaks In Homes (Infographic)

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While some leaks may seem small and insignificant, if neglected, they can result in hundreds of gallons of wasted water, astronomical water bills, and anxiety-inducing levels of water damage. Below, we've compiled the five most common locations for leaks in the average American household and a few facts from the EPA that may just have you reaching for the phone to call a plumber.

5 most common places for leaks in homes infographic

Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets

Faucets are a very common source of leaks. While seeming minor, these leaks can add up in bills and damage to bathtubs and sinks.

Shower Hose

Shower hoses can corrode quickly due to constant use. That corrosion can lead to leaks.

Toilet Flapper Valve

Toilet valves leak frequently. Experts estimate 20 to 30 percent of toilets in America leak water.

Hot Water Tank

Without the help of a plumber, a hot water tank leak could turn into a rupture. Yearly inspection or maintenance is recommended.

Supply Line

Leaks can happen outside of the home. When they occur at your home, they can create puddles or worse. Call your plumber quickly!

Leak Facts from the EPA

  • 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day.

  • Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

  • Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide.

  • A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons of water per year.

Can't find the source of a leak in your home? At EZ Flow Plumbing, LLC we offer professional leak detection services in Gilbert, Chandler, and the surrounding areas.

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