Learn When Your Plumbing System is Wasting Valuable Water
Your plumbing system is responsible for ensuring that water flows efficiently through your home, getting it where you need it to go without interruptions. If that system is flawed or damaged, water can escape from pipes and fixtures, causing you to use more water without realizing it.
If you’re seeing a sudden spike in your water bills, the cause may be an undiagnosed issue with your plumbing system. Get your bills back under control by isolating the source of wasted water in your home.
Be on the Lookout for Leaks
Leaks are the biggest threat to your home and your budget. In addition to wasting significant amounts of water, leaks of all types can cause some serious damage to your home, leaving you with the costs for expensive repairs on top of your water bill. From basic toilet and faucet leaks to serious piping and slab leaks, any kind of leak can be devastating if not caught early enough.
Signs of a Possible Leak Include:
- Visible mold or mildew
- Dark or discolored spots on floors, walls, or ceilings
- A water meter that keeps running even when all water has been turned off
- A pervasive musty smell
- Low water pressure
- Bubbling interior paint or wallpaper
If you spot any of the above warning signs, contact our leak detection team ASAP. We pinpoint any leaks in your system and get them fixed fast before more water can be wasted.
Make Sure Your Fixtures are Up to Date
Older fixtures aren’t as efficient as their modern counterparts. Outdated toilets and showers need to use more water to get the job done, causing higher-than-average water bills. Updating to newer fixtures will help you save money in the long run!
Practice Good Water Habits
You should always take steps to avoid consciously wasting water whenever possible. Taking shorter showers and watering your lawn less may not seem like much, but these practices can noticeably bring your monthly bills down.
Useful Water-Saving Tips:
- Use your dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes
- Only wash clothes when you have a full load of laundry
- Stop soaking frozen food in water to defrost it
- Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth or wash your hands
Regular Maintenance Reduces Costs
Plumbing systems that waste water and lead to higher water bills are plumbing systems that aren’t running smoothly. Regular maintenance from our licensed plumbers can keep your system in optimal condition, providing you with efficient water and catching potential leaks before they cause problems.