It is not unusual, especially in older homes, to experience the occasional plumbing leak here and there. Older fixtures and pipes that were installed long ago tend to wear down and drip. You may hear your toilet running on and off, even long after it was flushed. If this sounds familiar, you will need a New York plumbing contractor that can provide proven support for your aging plumbing system.
Part of the charm of living in the city are all the historic homes. New York City features large numbers of re-purposed condos and brownstones full of charm and character. Along with that character comes older plumbing and often leaks. Did you know those little drips add up over time? Not only are they costly for the environment, but they take money out of your pocket in the form of your water bill.
A faucet that leaks 10 drips per minute may not seem like much, but it adds up to 1.44 gallons each day, 43 gallons a month, and 525 gallons a year. A toilet that constantly runs can waste 2 gallons of water each minute, adding up to 96,000 gallons a month. Even a small toilet leak that causes the toilet to run on and off will cost you 7,000 gallons a month. Sometimes these can be hard to catch, so keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice a usage spike, the culprit is often leaky fixtures.
While we love our city housing, all the old plumbing equates to homeowners needing regular plumbing support. If this scenario sounds familiar, contact Kew Forest Plumbing for experienced and knowledgable New York plumbing professionals. We specialize in modernizing aging New York plumbing systems so that you can enjoy the esthetic character of your older house without having to deal with leaky plumbing. We have completed countless plumbing upgrades, installations, and repairs over the past 83 years we have been in business, and we are licensed, bonded, and insured. Remember, upgrading your aging plumbing will save you money in the long run, so it makes sense to have it updated.