Why is my water bill so high?
Leaking toilet or faucet
Leaking toilets and toilets that continuously run are two very common plumbing issues. Although not major, they waste more water than you might think, and you will see it on your water bill. Leaking faucets are just as common and can waste up to 25 gallons of water per day.
High Flow Fixtures
Low flow plumbing fixtures are water saving fixtures that use less gallons per minute. The change isn’t too drastic, but the savings add up by the end of the month. They are budget friendly and environmentally friendly.
Take some time to think about your recent water usage. Are you taking longer showers? Do you have more people in your house? Life gets busy and sometimes the reason for an increase on your water bill can be as simple as lifestyle changes.
The pipes under your home that lead to the meter could be leaking. Damage to these pipes is often caused by tree roots or animals. If there are no other likely causes of increased water use in your home, this may be something to investigate.
The best way to determine the cause of your high water bill is to have a professional plumber do a full home plumbing inspection. If you are interested in a plumbing inspection, call Lantz’s Lakeside Plumbing and AC at 512-267-1188.