Why is My Water Bill High

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Why is My Water Bill HighTake a look at these places around your house that contribute to the water bill being high. You can reduce a water bill by vigilantly inspecting areas that can be the usual culprits. You may discover some places of overwater usage more accessible to spot than others. If your water bill has increased dramatically and you haven’t determined the problem, it’s time to call Abend Services. Abend’s comprehensive inspection services will ensure your plumbing is in top shape.

Leaks Waste Water

Leaks are no laughing matter. The EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, estimates that US residential leaks waste nearly one trillion gallons of water yearly. Baltimore’s Lake Montebello averages 410 million gallons and maxes out at 606 million. When you inspect your plumbing regularly, you’ll favor the environment and your bottom line.

Look Outside For Water Leaks

In spring and summer, homeowners start sprinkler systems and water their gardens. Check your irrigation system for leaks or breaks that occur during the winter. Check the hose bibs to ensure they aren’t leaking. Having a professional take care of this project can be in your best interest. The irrigation system should operate in the morning instead of during the day’s heat when more evaporation occurs. Overwatering isn’t good for plants or the lawn.

Leaking Toilets Equal High Water Bills

Leaking or running toilets is a problem and will cost you money. Do you hear the water running? You may need to replace the flapper, which is inexpensive, and most moderately DIY people can accomplish that job. You can also add some food coloring to the toilet tank. If the water in the bowl starts to turn that color, it indicates a leak. For the best overall plumbing functionality, have your entire system inspected annually by a licensed contractor.

Avoid High Water Bills

Small leaks add up fast. A small leak in a bathroom sink can add up to 20 gallons of water a day. Do you have outdated kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room fixtures and appliances? Start small if you’re not ready for a total remodel of water-related items. You can start with the faucets. They are relatively affordable and far more efficient than older models.

Other Water-Saving Recommendations

New toilets use less water. Dishwashers and washing machines perform better and use less water than they used to. Check for leaks around the often-ignored hot water heater. Shower Heads are one of the worst offenders of water usage. Low-flow models make a tremendous difference in all the new hardware you replace. New environmentally conscious fixtures can significantly reduce your water bill and benefit the environment.

 Several Houseguests Mean More Water

Does your house seem like it has a revolving door? Is your house the one where all the teenagers gather? That’s a great testament to how comfortable they feel in your home. However, it can wreak havoc on your water bill. A new baby or family member addition adds up too. These could be part of why you have a rising water bill, and they’re worth it, but it adds up.

Keeping your plumbing in top shape requires keeping components in excellent working order. An annual comprehensive plumbing inspection can save money and catch problems early. Call Abend Services for a professional assessment of every aspect of your plumbing system. You’ll be glad you did, and so will your pocketbook.

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