There are a number of minor plumbing problems that can add up to a higher than average water bill. For example, a leaking faucet can waste up to a gallon of water a day. You might be surprised to learn that a running toilet can lead to a $100 increase in your water bill over the course of a year.
Another common culprit is a leaking faucet located in the yard, garage or some other place outside of the home. Because these fixtures aren’t used as frequently, you may not even realize there is a problem until you review your water bill. If you want to get to the bottom of your costly bill, we recommend inspecting all of the plumbing fixtures both inside and outside of your home to see if that’s the culprit.
Slab leaks can cause more significant increases in water bills. These occur when copper pipes become corroded over time and tiny holes form. If you’ve noticed water pooling around your home’s foundation, musty smells in your home, damp floors or low water pressure, you may have a slab leak. This type of plumbing issue should be addressed promptly, as slab leaks can result in extensive damage and even pest issues.
Usually, the quickest way to get to the bottom of your costly water bill is to contact a licensed plumber. One of our specialists will be able to inspect your plumbing and quickly diagnose the issue. This way, you can spend your time doing things you’d much rather do, such as relaxing at home or going on a walk through Coppell Nature Park.