Fluctuations in your water bill are normal. However, if you notice a gradual and consistent rise, then you may want to examine your household water use. Some homeowners notice a rise even if they haven’t changed their showering, laundry, or dishwashing habits. We’ll go over potential causes for an increasing water bill.
Old and damaged plumbing can lead to a significant amount of water loss in a short duration. If you notice weak water pressure, water sputtering from the faucet, or wet patches on your lawn, then you might want to call in a plumber to check on the pipeline.
A leaky toilet is less obvious than a leaky faucet, since the drip isn’t out in the open. Phantom flushing, which we discussed in a previous post, may cause the tank to leak water and automatically refill.
Though rare, a increasing water bill could be the result of a faulty meter. To check the meter, forgo all water use for about 30 minutes. Carefully examine the red needle on the meter. If the needle is still moving, then you likely have a leak somewhere. If a plumber, however, confirms no leaks, then you are left with a faulty meter as the culprit.
You may think that you have not altered your water use habits. So you’ll need to examine your daily routines carefully. Are you taking slightly longer showers due to the recent arrival of summer? Did you recently switch from buying water in a vending machine to using a home-installed faucet filter?
If your water bill is increasing and a call to the water company fails to yield any answers, then call Plumbing & Heating Specialist. We do tasks ranging from leak detection to heater installation. Our special offers make these services affordable. We’ll determine what is causing your increasing water bill.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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