One of the most common problems is a running toilet. When a toilet’s flapper is worn out, it can cause water to leak from the tank. This makes your toilet run unnecessarily. A bad or worn out flapper can easily be replaced. But there may be deeper plumbing issues which are far more difficult to solve. It’s estimated that 37 percent of all households have a water leak. Just one small leak in your pipe can cause homeowners to lose thousands of gallons of water over a short amount of time. A dripping faucet may seem harmless. But if it’ not addressed, it won’t be long until you start feeling the effects in your bank account. Some leaks are more noticeable than others. For example, dripping hose bibs or a leaking sprinkler valve are common problems many homeowners overlook. Take the time to check the hose connections of your sprinkler system.