What Consumes the Most Water in my Home?
If you feel your water bill has been climbing while your conservation efforts have been rising, consider a few of these things before leaving it unchecked.
The Water Bill is Unusually High, What Should I Do?
If you have noticed a spike in your water bill, here are a few things to consider. First, check to see if your utilities company has passed an increase, resulting in you paying more per gallon of water that enters your home.
Even an increase of a few pennies per gallon can cause your bill to spike.
Pay close attention to your water consumption the past month or two. Did you recently fill your swimming pool? Did company stay over and result in double or triple the water consumption in the house? Look for any activity that might seem out of the ordinary.
Check to see if the water bill is actual or an estimate. The estimate could cause one month to appear high, only to settle back to the lower amount when the actual water meter reading is registered.
Check the Toilets and Sinks
Take a look at all the sinks and the toilets in your home for leaks. These leaks can be easy or difficult, depending where the water is coming from. If the lever on the toilet gets stuck, it could cause the water to remain on, filling the tank and the bowl longer than needed.
If the sink is dripping, this leak could add up after weeks of wasted water slip into the drain. Check to see if the outside hose fixtures are turned off, or inspect the knob for leaks. If you notice any leaks, call your local plumbing professional to quickly fix the issue.
Finding More Difficult Leaks
If you can not find a leak, and your water bill is too high for the water consumption, call your local plumber to do an inspection of the pipes. If a pipe is leaking behind the walls, paying a higher water bill is the least of your trouble.That water can lead to significant damage that could cost you thousands in repairs if the issue is not found and repaired quickly.
Is your water bill too high in your Arlington community? Call The Plumbing Dr. at (703) 525 9280 to get more tips on how to save water.