A slow dripping tap might seem like a minor annoyance you could live with, rather than going through the hassle of getting a plumber to come out to get it fixed.
But did you realise that one slow dripping tap can waste up to 9,000 litres of water a year, while a visibly leaking toilet can waste more than 60,000 litres a year? That’s enough to fill an entire backyard swimming pool! Yes, those slow drips can really add up.
At The Plumber Next Door, we take water waste seriously. Besides the environmental cost of water wastage, what looks like a harmless dripping tap could very well be a warning sign of a bigger underlying problem, such as damaged pipes or water pressure issues.
A simple way to prevent water wastage while waiting to get the tap fixed is simply to turn on the isolation valve under the sink to stop the water flow, as demonstrated in the quick video below: