If your water bill practically made you fall over the last time around, there could be a problem. While it’s true that inflation has affected everyone in some way or another, an extreme increase in your water usage suggests that something isn’t right. You need to get to the root of the problem as quickly as possible in order to prevent further expenses and/or damages.
Typically, with a significantly higher than normal water bill, there is a strong chance that you may have a leak in your plumbing somewhere in your home. You can visibly check around toilets, sinks, water heaters, appliances and exposed piping, but if you can’t visibly see any of your pipes leaking then you may have a slab leak, which means your pipes are leaking under ground.
If this is the case it is important to call a plumber who is equipped with proper leak detection equipment to accurately detect where the leak is coming from before you start digging up dirt or tearing up concrete!
If you have identified the source, you can attempt to patch the leak with kits that you can buy at the hardware store. However, if you do not have the tools or the knowledge of what to do, you could create an even bigger problem. The last thing you want is a serious case of mold or water damage. The best way to find out if a leak is the problem is to call in the experts at Pure Plumbing – (702) 710-7388.
You can also check your water meters. Water meters are generally reliable devices, however, there is always a chance that something has gone haywire, especially when you experience an outrageous hike in your water bill that simply doesn’t make sense. If you suspect this is the problem, or want to go through the process of elimination, you need to contact your utility company. Representatives can come to your home to test your meter and address this issue.
If your water bill isn’t significantly higher than normal, but still high, you can also think about ways you can conserve your water usage and trim your monthly expenses. There are simple steps you can take to cut back on your water usage every day. Double check all your faucets for drips and see if your toilets run continuously. If so, some minor adjustments can make a big difference.
Remember that your team of professionals at Pure Plumbing are available to help you any time there is a concern with your plumbing. You can count on trained experts to come at a time that is convenient for you, getting you back on track and saving you money. Call today at (702) 710-7388.