Reasons Why Your Water Bill Is Higher Than It Should Be
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably experienced the shock and surprise of opening the mail and seeing bigger digits at the beginning of your water bill. This is a common occurrence and often leaves homeowners mourning as they repeat the phrase, “why is my water bill so high this month?”
Luckily, there are steps you can take to get to the bottom of your water bill and save money in the future. Keep reading to find out the reasons for why your water bill is higher than usual.
Your Toilet Is Running
A running toilet is more than a nuisance, it can be expensive. If a toilet is left continuously leaking, it can run through around 200 gallons of water a day. This can double a family’s daily water use, so make sure to get leaks fixed immediately.
Changes In Your Water Use Patterns
Did you have any house guests recently? Did you happen to water the lawn more than usual? If so, this could account for the increase in your water bill.
Outdoor and Underground Leaks
Leaks don’t only occur in easy-to-find places such as toilet and faucets, but also in crawl spaces, outdoor spigots, and even underneath your house.
Check Your Sprinkler System
Sprinklers are great for cooling off with, but can mean bad news for your water bill. If a leak is found in a water irrigation system, it can mean wasting an extremely large amount of water. Reprogramming may be necessary to ensure your sprinkler works efficiently and does not waste any water.
Get in touch with D&N Plumbing today and we’ll help you fix any leaks that may be present in your home. Make sure to get any leaks fixed immediately to prevent your water bill from skyrocketing!