Ensuring that your Westchester, NY, home and landscape operates with sustainability in mind is not only good for the environment, it can help you save a couple dollars too. Whether you are dealing with a specific water issue or would like to optimize your water usage, hiring a professional drainage company like Santucci Construction Corp. is always the best option. Here’s why:
Not every leak in your home is visible. Many water leaks are hidden and will need an expert with the know-how and equipment to find them. The most common way for homeowners to find out if they are experiencing hidden leaks is by checking the water meter regularly. If the meter has changed drastically after a period of minimal water usage, this is a sign of a hidden leak.
Despite the fact that these leaks are not immediately obvious, they can waste a significant amount of water. A toilet leak, for example, can seem like a negligible issue, but can waste as much as 200 gallons a day. A slow drip from a faucet wastes around 20 gallons of water per day. A burst pipe in your home or landscape can incur even more significant water losses.
If you have a septic system installed on your property, excessive water consumption due to hidden leaks can also lead to a decline in the efficiency of the entire system. A drainage company who specializes in septic system repair and replacement, such as Santucci Construction Corp., will be able to advise on the best practices and water saving equipment needed to keep your septic system running at optimal capacity, as well as replace or repair affected items.
Rather than letting stormwater run out into municipal storm drains or drain back into groundwater supplies, a professional drainage company like Santucci Construction Corp. can help turn your drainage system into a water collection system. Rainwater collection tanks can be connected to roof gutter systems and outdoor drainage systems for irrigation or plumbing purposes. This can drastically reduce your home’s water consumption, save you money, and help contribute to a more self-sufficient household.
Repairing and Replacing Outdoor Drainage Systems
Installing a drainage system that will stand the test of time requires careful planning and execution. If the drainage system has been improperly installed previously, or has exceeded it’s lifespan, it may be ineffective as a water saving mechanism. If some part of the drainage system is leaking, whether it’s a pipe or a collection tank, this will require special attention. As well as potentially being used to collect rainwater, a functioning drainage system prevents your backyard from flooding and protects your entire property. It’s therefore crucial that it remains in good working order for optimal sustainability.
As well as resulting in a loss of potential water-savings, broken, clogged, or inefficient outdoor drainage systems can pose an environmental health hazard and lead to costly repairs to your home because of water or mold damage. Contact a Santucci Construction Corp. consultant to ensure the most efficient drainage and water collection system for your property and avoid unnecessary expenses with the early diagnosis of drainage complications.