Combining good habits with careful prevention is an almost perfect way to save water.
Preventing the damage caused by wasting water means paying attention to the possible causes, before they become a real problem.
Damage from water leaks are not so rare and heavily affect the general conditions of solidity and health of the building in which they occur. For example, a trivial loss of water can infiltrate the walls, creating annoying molds and jeopardizing their robustness over time.
To limit the problems caused by water leaks and at the same time save this precious resource, it is important to know the most frequent causes of a leak and to prevent them.
Among the most common causes of domestic water leaks we must mention faults in the pipes of household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, or in some connecting pipes. It is essential to periodically check its robustness and integrity.
Even old drain pipes represent a possible cause of water waste. Worn or corroded pipes will sooner or later face an inevitable loss of water.
A worn boiler can be a risk. Over the years, pipes and gaskets get damaged or the tank breaks, causing over time huge leaks
You must also beware of bad habits such as spilling oils, fats or food scraps into the sink drain that end up clogging the pipes. The same goes for clogged downspouts. In these cases, immediate maintenance avoids unnecessary waste and helps in our intent to save water.
Finally, the climate may not be our ally. In places exposed to heavy rains and snowfalls, the pipes undergo a strong pressure that they are not always able to withstand, breaking in one or more points.