As it turns out, those irritating, seemingly minor leaks from plumbing fittings or household water fixtures are a major cause of water wastage. Believe it or not, 10% of homes in the USA waste 90+ gallons of water each day just from these small fixture leaks. This adds up to over 10,000 Gallons of water per year. That’s enough to wash nearly 300 loads of laundry!
What causes water damage in homes? There are actually a number of things. You probably didn’t know that one of the top causes of catastrophic water damage in homes actually comes from the washing machine hoses. In fact, bursting washing machine hoses are responsible for approximately $150 million per year in flood damage in the United States. Read on to learn why this happens, and how to prevent it from happening in your home.