Taking A Look At The Importance Of Your Plumbing System
From contaminated object removal to dealing with water damage, your plumbing system can lead to some serious problems in your home if it is not monitored and taken care of as it should be. From water damage to wasted water, the impact of a plumbing leak can be more severe than the typical home owner realizes, but to really understand the severity of such a thing, we must first look towards the massive amounts of water that are being consumed here in the United States. There’s no doubt about it that it’s a truly astronomical amount.
In fact, the typical family here in the United States will easily use as many as four hundred gallons of water on a daily basis, if not even more than that (depending on the size of the family in question and any number of other factors). Much of this water comes from everyday use, from running the bath – a fully filled bath tub can typically hold more than thirty five gallons of water – to taking a shower to doing the dishes. Even brushing your teeth uses water, up to five gallons of it if you leave the faucet running throughout the duration. And just by flushing the toilet, up to eight hundred and eighty one gallons of water will be used over he course of just one week in the typical household here in the United States.
Already, this is a great deal of water, something that is bad for the environment as well as bad for the finances of any given family. But how can it be counteracted? For one thing, taking steps to use less water is key, such as shortening showers and turning the water off when it’s not needed, such as while brushing your teeth or even while doing the dishes. Installing low flow toilets can also help, as flushing a regular toilet can use more than six gallons of water, even if the toilet is in full working order.
However, leaks and other plumbing problems must also be dealt with, or else they are likely to lead to significant water damage. In fact, up to ten percent of all homes throughout this country experience leaks that are wasting at least ninety gallons of water in just one single day, if not even more water than that. In addition to this, many other small leaks are common throughout the country with a mere leaky faucet able to waste up to one gallon of water each and every day, an amount that might not seem particularly high but that can certainly add up over time if it is not repaired.
And not only do these unprepared leaks cost money, they can also lead to water damage. Water damage, when left unchecked, can damage your home and your belongings thoroughly, and often results in the need for contaminated object removal. The process of contaminated object removal is not ideal for anyone, as it means that someone else will need to come in to perform said contaminated object removal, and this person who performs the contaminated object removal will very likely need to be a professional.
And it’s not always as easy as just conducting a contaminated object removal process. Other concerns accrue with water damage as well, such as the formation of mold. Mold, unfortunately, is more prevalent than many people realize, as it has been found to be present in as many as even thirty percent of all new homes in this country. And mold, while not necessarily deadly, is far from ideal for your health and is actually the cause behind up to ninety three percent of all sinus infections – particularly chronic ones – that are seen here in the United States. When mold is discovered to be present, more than just contaminated object removal will need to be performed. In addition to contaminated object removal, mold removal and mold remediation services will also need be hired and scheduled in order to fully get rid of the mold that has made it’s home where you live. Fortunately, this can be done with the aid of skilled mold removal professionals.