Do you know how many trillions, or gallons of waters is going wasted due to water leakages every year?
A leakage might sound miniscule, but the facts are frightening.
It will be a dumbfounding phenomenon if we look at the statistics of how we are racing towards a massive water scarcity.
Imagine how life would be without water to drink, and for the domestic purpose, which will bring out the inhumane aspect of mankind that will lead to human exodus.
Let’s quickly have a look at what UN had to say about water crisis.
“By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under water stress conditions.”
To the top of it,
“Nearly half the global population are already living in potential water scarce areas at least one month per year and this could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. About 73% of the affected people live in Asia (69% by 2050)”
So, what can we do about it? How do we deal with it? Is there a way out for us to survive the inevitable?
Its hard to get away from the inevitable, but on-time action and preventive measures should suffice.
Here are a few tips that you can DIY to prevent water leakages.
- Identify spots which are highly prone to leakages:
You may not know what’s the right fix for a leakage but can spot the difference between what’s right and what’s not.
Identify such areas at home and monitor those spots occasionally to check if they are in the right condition.
- Don’t blow a gasket:
If you are blowing a gasket, it means, it is not functional. Replacement of gasket in such cases can help you in the long run. Because, a gasket is affordable, and it ensures less possibility of leaks in near future.
- Mechanical Faucets won’t last for a lifetime:
Little did you know about the mechanical equipment, it needs a replacement for a fault. Faucets are neither costly nor too cheap to get it repaired. So, get them replaced to avoid water leaks.
- Install water detection devices:
Installing water detection devices can help you in easily identifying the leaks that often go unnoticed. Install it near washing machines, dishwashers and toilets where water leaks are more frequent.
- Check water pressure:
Monitoring water pressure can also help you in identifying if there is a leak internally which is not visible.
Purchasing a water pressure gauge will be of great use in finding the water pressure.
Usually, residential homes are designed for water pressure between 40 to 70 PSI.
If there is a difference in water pressure level, they can be a leak which needs to be fixed.
These are some of the useful techniques to reduce water-leakages at homes that can have a greater impact in preventing water leaks.