American households use a significant amount of water every day. On average, this amounts to 300 gallons. Unfortunately, however, about ten percent of households have plumbing leaks that waste a considerable amount of water. Recent figures show that this amounts to as much as 90 gallons a day.

A Few Facts About Household Leaks

A large percentage of water is wasted due to household leaks. Plumbing Manufacturers International, for example, reported that this amounts to 13.7% of a household’s water usage. Leaky faucets that drip once per second can potentially waste more than 3,000 gallons per year, which is enough for over 180 showers. When shower heads leak ten drips a minute, then this can waste over 500 gallons of water a year. The same amount of water could clean 60 dishwasher loads.

A Few Tips on Water Heater Maintenance

Since households require hot water for showering, washing dishes, cleaning clothes, and other purposes, it’s important to schedule reg

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It would not be an exaggeration to say that many consider the bathroom to be one of the most important areas in the home. Bathrooms can take a variety of forms, using custom glass and mirror installation to give the bathing area a unique look for the home. Part of designing a bathroom includes installing a shower or a bathtub in part of the space. While traditional glass showers are installed next to one of the bathroom walls to create a confined space, another option would entail installing frameless glass showers. As the name implies, frameless glass showers are out in the middle, more or less, of the bathroom, surrounded by glass on all four sides. There are several reasons to install frameless glass showers in the bathroom, and this article will take a look at a few of them.

  • Plenty of Space to Shower: One reason to install a frameless glass shower in the bathroom is because

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To get rid of waste, homes utilize wastewater systems. Research from the EPA found that there are over 4 billion gallons of wastewater dispersed below the surface of the ground each day. Considering that, septic tanks are responsible for a large amount of wastewater disposal. One study found that almost 25% of homes throughout the United States depend on a septic tank to dispose of wastewater. Therefore, it’s wise to learn what can cause these tanks to stop working properly. By learning about these problems, you’ll understand how to avoid them. Here are four common types of septic tank problems.

  1. Overloading Your Septic Tank

    Most septic systems are often able to hold about two days of wastewater. With that in mind, you can encounter problems if you’re using too much water. When this happens, your tank doesn’t have enough time to bre

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