Everything is more expensive than it used to be, there’s no denying that, but when it comes to your water bill a raise in expenses can indicate a deeper problem in your home and plumbing system. If your water bill is all of a sudden higher than it should be, it might be time to see if you have a leak in your system.
Leaky Toilets, Faucets or Fixtures
Leaky faucets and fixtures are a common cause of increased water expense. Did you know that a leaky faucet that drips once every second can waste as much as 3,000 gallon of water a year? Leaky faucets and fixtures can really add to your monthly expenses, but they are generally leaks that are easier to locate and fix. Toilets, however, can be a little trickier, so if you expect a toilet leak, contact a leak detection professional right away.
Your underground plumbing system feeds water from the metered connection to you home and provides access in the areas of the home that needs running water. Since these pipes are generally underground and under your foundation, when they spring a leak it can take a while to notice.
If you notice an increase on your bill, but can’t see anything immediately, you might have an out of sight, plumbing leak. It is important to detect the leak quickly, so you can avoid any major property damage to your home.
Much like plumbing systems leaks, irrigation leaks are out of sight and it can take some time before you are able to visibly see there is a problem. If you notice dry or more damp areas of your lawn, a leak in your irrigation system might be present.
Changes in Water Use
If you’ve recently installed new water-using appliances, or have had a new resident move in, you might simply be experiencing some growing pains on your water bill. If you’ve checks for leaks and this seems like the only culprit left, you may encourage your family or roommates to employ some water saving habits and work to get that bill lower by being more conservative with your water intake.
Bills these days always seem to be raising, but it’s important to keep a close eye on your utilities, like your water bill. If you do have a leak, your water bill might be the first indicator of a problem. If you suspect you have a leak, call in the professionals to locate the leak before too much damage occurs.
Call LeakHero if you suspect a leak, our trained professional leak locators will help find the source and help you get things back to normal.