Late at night, you hear a rhythmic drip, drop, drip, drop coming from your kitchen, getting faster and faster, louder and louder. Your shower suddenly turns violently cold. The toilet water spins and spins, and rises to the brim. There’s only one reason this could be happening— it’s spooky season.
Okay, maybe there’s more than one reason this could be happening and it being spooky season isn’t the primary culprit. However, it can be scary when your home’s plumbing system goes bump in the night, and we are here to put your mind at Ease.
Leaky faucets, cold showers and running toilets aren’t signs of paranormal activity, but they are signs that your plumbing system could use a tune-up.
According to the EPA, a leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water annually. This accumulates to over 180 showers! You’ll be haunted by your monthly water bill if you let these leaks go on for too long.
Cold showers can send chills down your back for more than one reason. Water heaters have an average lifespan of 8-12 years, and if your water heater has long surpassed its lifespan, it could haunt you sooner than you think. Knowing when to replace your water heater and when to have the proper maintenance is key to a long-lasting water heater and hot showers.
If you’re interested in a new kind of water heater, be sure to ask our team about our Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters. These are a whole new kind of “monster.”
Running toilets aren’t a sign to run for the hills. You may try to jiggle the handle, take off the lid and see if you can find the problem or stare blankly at the bowl and hope it stops soon. When these solutions fail you, it’s time to call the team at Ease Plumbing. There are a variety of reasons why your toilet could be running for longer than it should after being flushed and our trained team of plumbers will know what to do.
Plumbing problems shouldn’t spook you when you have the team at Ease Plumbing right at your fingertips. The next time your home’s plumbing system feels like an Edgar Allen Poe story, give the team at Ease Plumbing a call or make your appointment online and we’ll be there to put your mind at Ease.