Wondering Why Your Water Bill is So High? These Could Be the Causes

Wondering Why Your Water Bill is So High? These Could Be the Causes

Your bills come and go each month and unless there is a big spike in the amount due, it’s probably a get-it-done, status quo state of affairs. But what if one month, your water bill arrives and it is unusually high? Chances are you aren’t going to just pay it. You’re going to question it.

Your Toilet May Be Leaking

One of the most common issues that drives up water bills is a leaking toilet. You may be shocked to learn just how much water can be wasted in this way. It could be an issue of a faulty flapper that results in the water levels within your toilet constantly dropping, which requires the unit to constantly replace and refill the lost water. It may be that your toilet has cracks in sealants or water line connections.

If you flush your toilet and it continues to run for much longer than it should have, or if your toilet bowl water is always low, then you should call for toilet repair. Any strange sounds coming from your toilet, such as humming or hissing, are also worth calling us about.

You May Have a Leaky Faucet

Many homes have quite a few faucets. Some are in rooms that are not used regularly. If they are dripping, even a little bit, they can add up. Remember that every single drip is costing you money. One that drips on a regular basis can shoot up your water bill more than you expect. The underlying issue may be with the handle of the faucet or with the plumbing. Either way, we can find the issue and repair it for you.

You May Have a Leak in Your Irrigation System

If you have an irrigation system, you may not realize that it has a leak. This is because you probably do not walk around your property and check it on a regular basis. However, an irrigation system involves pipes below the ground, and they can be hidden to prevent them from disturbing the beauty of the property. Unfortunately, this also hides leaks.

You May Have a Broken Water Pipe

Not all pipe leaks are obvious. Yes, some involve burst pipes that would be impossible to ignore. Others happen behind walls or under floors and cause serious, expensive damage before they are found. This is just one of the reasons that you should call your plumber for help if you notice that your water bills are higher than they should be.

At High Speed Plumbing we can review your water usage and work to find the source of your higher bills. We can make repairs or replacements as necessary, and can provide water-saving solutions such as low-flow toilets. Call us now at 1-888-958-1394 and we can get started right away.