Have you ever gotten a bill at the end month that all but made your eyes pop out of your head? It can be a terrifying moment! A common place homeowners find a spike in their monthly bills is in their water usage. Are you stumped as to why your water bill is suddenly so high? We have a few obvious and not-so-obvious ideas that may help you figure it out.
Kind of Obvious
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Did you have guests stay at your home? Were your kids home from college for a while? Has your significant other taken up a new beauty routine that involves brushing his or her teeth more often? Even just a few minutes more of using water can make a big impact on your water bill.
As the weather warms back up, you’ve probably started watering your plants more and turning your lawn sprinklers back on — both of which can affect your water bill.
You’re probably familiar with the sound your toilet makes right after you flush it. But if that sound lasts any more than a few seconds, it means your toilet is continuously running and wasting a ton of water and hiking up your utility bill in the process.
Leaky faucets can waste gallons of water a day, but at least those are easy to spot and fix. If a pipe hidden inside your wall is leaking, you could be wasting a ton of water without even realizing it — not to mention putting your home at risk of major water damage.
If you start noticing that your water bill keeps increasing, it may be worth your while to consult a plumbing for help. The plumbing equipment our Ace Solves It All experts use makes it far easier than ever before to locate the precise cause of a water leak. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.