Water Bill Breaking The Bank? Here’s What Could Have Gone Wrong
Imagine this. You’ve returned home from a long day at work, eager to start on your weekend and get some downtime to relax. You cook yourself a nice meal, run yourself a warm bath and pour yourself a cool glass of wine. You settle down in the bath, shut your eyes, excited about a warm, relaxing bath.
And then you hear it. Drip. Drop. Drip. Drop. Annoyed, you look around for the source of the noise. There’s nothing – but the noise won’t stop! Your spirits dampened, you wrap a towel around yourself and go pick up the pending mail from the front table – only for another nasty shock. Your water bill is 3 times higher than it was last month!
What happened here? The noise and the bill combined can only mean one thing: a possible leak. But there can be a number of other reasons for the high water bill, some of which we’ll discuss here:
Did you know that the average leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day? That’s around 6000 gallons of water wasted per month! The biggest culprit of high water usage, leaks in toilets can be costly and are often hard to detect if they are silent leaks. The best way to detect a leaky toilet is to do the dye test.
A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drop per second can waste over 3000 gallons of water per year! This was probably the cause of the noise you heard when you were relaxing in the bath and is usually easy to detect.
Sometimes, the water pipes running through the foundations and walls of your house can spring a leak, which is usually detectable through seepage and staining in walls and ceilings. These leaks can not only cause a sudden spike in your water bill but can also weaken the foundations of your house, so it is important to get this fixed – STAT!
Recent Changes in Water Use:
Did you have a guest staying over for a few weeks at your place in the past month? They could be the reason for the sudden increase in your water bill! Even a minor change in regular water usage can make a big difference on your utility bill.
With an average adult using about 100 gallons of water each day, an addition to the household would definitely cause utility bills to hike.
Or maybe you finally got around to buying that washing machine you’d been saving up for, for months. Buying water-consuming equipment such as freezers, or sprinkler systems or installing pools can be the reason for the hike in your utility bill. To counter this, try looking for appliances that have the WaterSense logo to minimize water usage.
Detected where the sound was coming from and don’t have the resources or skills to fix the problem yourself? Can’t figure out where the leak is stemming from?
If you’re based in Florida, try calling Your 1 Plumber for all your plumbing installation and repair needs. Not only will they fix your problem, they’ll do it the same day so you can finally get back to that relaxing bath you were looking forward to so much!
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