HILLSDALE PLUMBING Q/A: WHAT CAN CAUSE A HIGH WATER BILL?

There are few surprises more unwelcome than opening up a bill and finding that it is higher than usual or expected. An increase in water bills that cannot be accounted for by changes in your water usage can be indicative of a problem with your Hillsdale plumbing system. Here are some possible causes of your high water bills from BZ Dependable. If you think that you may be experiencing any of these issues call us right away for assistance.

Leaking Faucets/Fixtures

Let’s be honest, we’ve all ignored a small leak here and there for longer than we probably should have. If you’ve put off these little fixes for a while, it’s possible that this is the cause of your increased water bill. Between shower heads, tub fixtures and all the faucets in your home, a couple little leaks can really add up. Check the surfaces around your fixtures for unexplained wetness. If you think you have a problem, call BZ Dependable. We’ll make sure that when you shut your faucets off, they stay off.

Overwatering

When the weather gets hot and dry, it’s natural to want to help you lawn or garden out a little. Monitor the frequency with which you are doing so, though. Just because you water your plants and lawn year round doesn’t mean that you aren’t spending a bit more time doing so in the summer. Increased frequency of watering may not even be noticeable to you, but if you track your habits you may find the cause of your high water bill.

Undetected Leaks

If you are certain that nothing has changed with your water usage and that your exposed plumbing fixtures are fine you may have an undetected leak in your system. If you have reason to believe this is the case then it is important you call for professional help right away. Depending on the size and type of leak you have your home could face some serious damage. A crack in your water main, for example, will need to be dealt with immediately. You may need to have a new line put in. Keep your eye out for any moisture at the bottom of your walls or on your floor. It is possible that a slab leak could be responsible for increased bills. This presents a concern for the very foundation of you home, so early detection and service is a priority.

We hope that this information has been helpful and encourage you to call us at BZ Dependable with any further questions. We’re here to make sure that everything is running smoothly with your Hillsdale plumbing system. Whatever issues you’re experiencing, we have the training and skills to deal with them.

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