What about new homeowners saving water and money by preventing and tackling leaks?

New homeowners can also play their part in saving water by keeping an eye out for future leaks in and around their home.

Leaks can pop up inside homes and cause damage to floors and ceilings if left unchecked. Encourage new homeowners to watch out for the following tell-tale problems:

  • Rusty or dripping radiators
  • Dripping taps and showerheads - a tap dripping once a second can waste more than 7,000 litres a year – adding around £15 to a water bill.
  • Damp patches or mould on ceilings or walls
  • A loss of water pressure
  • Constant noise of flowing water in pipes.

Toilets are one of the most common causes of leaks in homes - a toilet leaking clean water from the cistern to the pan can waste up to 400 litres of water a day and add around £300 a year to a water bill if left unfixed.

There’s lots more information and practical advice in our ‘Preventing plumbing leaks in your new home’ leaflet for customers, which you can download by clicking here.

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