There are a few small plumbing problems that could make your water bill expensive. Many times, homeowners can shrug off these problems. However, these issues can hike up your bill. For example, a leaking faucet can waste up to a gallon of water a day. Also, a running toilet can lead to a $100 increase in your bill over the course of a year.
Another common culprit is a leaking faucet or spigot that’s located outside of the home. Because these fixtures aren’t used as often, a leak can easily go unnoticed. You may not realize there’s a problem until you get that expensive water bill. If you want to get to the bottom of the costly bill, we recommend inspecting your plumbing. Check all the faucets, spigots and toilets on your property and look out for any problems.
Unfortunately, you can end up with costly water bill because of a serious problem too. Slab leaks can be the culprit of your higher than average bill. Slab leaks occur when copper pipes become corroded over time and begin leaking. Signs of a slab leak include musty smells in your home, excess water around your home’s foundation, damp floors and low water pressure. If you’re concerned you might have a slab leak, it’s important to contact a plumber. These leaks can cause many different problems, including water damage and pest infestations.
Many times, the fastest way to get to the bottom of a problem like this is to contact a plumber. A plumber will be able to quickly diagnose your problem, and then get to work on fixing it. It can end up saving you time. So, you have time to do things you want to do, like take your kids to Celebration Park or unwind at home.