When notice an gradually increasing amount when you get your water bill in the mail each month and you are noticing after a few quarters it has increased significantly, get to the bottom of the problem. You could have a leak somewhere that you can't see or hear, or you could have other issues going on with the water. Here are some of the things to consider, to help conserve on water costs and to get to the bottom of the problem.
Test for Hidden Leaks
Have a plumbing company such as Five Star Plumbing come to the property to test around the house for hidden leaks. The plumbers are able to see things that you can't see, and can use cameras to detect leaks that are internal, so they are inside the walls and inside the structure of the home.
If you have a hidden leak, not only do you need to stop it because it's running up your water bill, but also because it's damaging the water materials. Talk with the plumbers right away to get an examination.
Start Regulating Water Usage
Monitoring water usage in the home is important. If you have a child that has started showing on their own, or doing the dishes, and they are running unnecessary amounts of water for long periods of time, this adds up. Monitor water usage with these things:
- Timers on the shower
- Reminders on mirrors to shut off water while brushing and face washing
- Only run full dishwashers
- Only wash clothes once
All of these things collectively can make a big impact on how much water gets used, and how high your water bill is each month.
The washing machine, hot water tank, or dishwasher could be causing high water bills. If they are problematic, or aren't energy efficient options, it may be time to upgrade and replace what you have. There are also toilets and shower and sink faucets that are designed to help reduce water consumption.
Don't let the problem go ignored, because if you have water leaking into your home you could have a wide range of problems with the structure of your property. Talk with the necessary plumbing professionals and consider having the water company come out to make sure that everything is working properly where the water pipelines from the city meet your own personal plumbing for the home. Then you can move on to other water saving solutions.