3 Tips for Lowering Your Water Bill

by | Jun 12, 2017 | Residential

It just arrived! The water bill that tops all water bills. It’s so high! What happened? If you just received a high-water bill you are most likely feeling overwhelmed. Take a moment to focus on what caused it to skyrocket so quickly. The following tips will help you discover the cause and repair it before it does any more damage to your budget.

  1. Check for Leaks – Walk around your house and check all the faucets, toilets, rooms, ceilings and flooring for water damage. Also, take notice of any unusual odors caused by water. Pinpoint where the leak originated and contact a plumber immediately. Remember that all leaks are not noticeable. A dripping faucet or running toilet is obvious. However, a leaky pipe hidden behind a wall is another story.
  2. Take Shorter Showers – Sometimes hikes in the water bill are due to household members taking showers longer than usual. Or, due to company staying at your home for long periods of time and using more water than usual. Limit everyone in the household to a 10-minute shower maximum. This will help save water and lower your water bill.
  3. Use the Dishwasher – Homeowners are often scared to use the dishwasher because they think it uses too much water. This myth is not true. Dishwashers actually use less water than the hand washing method. The reason is that the handwashing method often causes the faucet to run constantly while rinsing the soap off dishes. You can save money by loading up the dishwasher to capacity and using it on a regular basis. You can also use the “water saver” option if your dishwasher has the option available.

If you try the tips above and your water bill is still high, you need to contact a professional plumber immediately. It’s essential to find the cause as quickly as possible and fix it. Otherwise, the issue can become worse, cause extensive damage to your property and lead to higher water bills.

Plumbing issues can lead to disaster if you don’t get the issue taken care of fast. Imagine a small leak under the kitchen faucet that you ignore grows from a few drips to filling a bucket of water every hour. Catching the water in a bucket might protect the cabinets from damage. But, what happens when the bucket overflows while you are away from home? Start lowering your water bill today by contacting me, Chip Mokher today!

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