Have Water Bills That Climb Each Month? What To Check First


If your water bill is climbing every month and you don't think you are doing anything different with your water usage, you want to talk with a plumbing professional and also your water company. Your water provider can tell you if your water rates have gone up or if there is anything else in the area that could be causing your rates to seem higher. The plumbers can look at your home and determine if you have a problem that is costing you money. Explore these different options so you can save money on your next bill.

Call a Plumber for Leak Detection

You want to have all of the pipes checked around the connections.  Check where the plumbing goes into your tubs, hose fixtures, appliance areas, and more. The plumber will use moisture detection tools and other resources to see if there are water leaks behind the walls or with pipes that can't easily be seen. They may even want to test the soil around the house to see if there is a leak outside of the home.

Get Efficient Fixtures

Changing out the plumbing fixtures, like old piping and faucets, in your home can make a big difference in your water bill. If you have outdated fixtures, they could be clogged, wasting water, and rotting from the inside to cause water purification problems. Get efficient fixtures that are used to help reduce water usage in the house and that help to prevent water waste to reduce your water costs.

Energy Efficient Appliances

It can be hard to know how much an older appliance is affecting your water and energy bills if you don't know how efficient the newer models are. With a new dishwasher, washing machine, and hot water heater, you could end up saving and reduce water expenses. Investing in new appliances improves home value as well as reduces energy and water costs.

There are a lot of things that could be causing small water leaks around your house, but if you end up with a lot of small leaks that don't get treated, this could result in a lot of water being wasted, mold and mildew problems around the home, and high water bills that aren't affordable to pay. Talk with a plumber in your area so you can get to the bottom of the problem, so you can protect your home and the building materials, and so you can prevent sickness and illness that can be caused by water damages in the home.


9 November 2017

Understanding Plumbing Components

Hello, my name is Yvonne Michaels. Welcome to my website about plumbing components. Plumbing systems of all kinds use interconnected components to bring fresh water in and waste water out of the building. By clearly understanding the plumbing components used in your commercial or residential building, you can ensure your systems remain in great operational condition for years to come. On this site, I will help you learn all about plumbing components for every system imaginable. I hope to inspire you to learn about these components and understand how they operate to keep your plumbing system in great shape. Thanks for coming by.