The Secret to Lowering Your Water Bill
Leaks and Loose Pipes
Are you about to pull your hair out over huge water bills? Are you having trouble finding the cause of your water problems and don't know where to turn? Fear not! There are many common culprits that increase water bill payments and a variety of services that professional plumbers can provide in order to fix these.
The first step you'll want to take in nipping your water usage problem in the bud is performing an inspection of your household. Look at all the pipes, faucets and different water outputs in your house. Are they leaking around the fixtures? Perhaps they don't stop running after you turn them off? A quick glance at some of these areas can help you identify the problem and know what you're dealing with.
Viwapa has a nice write up giving details as to what may be causing outrageous water bills. The leading cause for these problems are, generally speaking, leaking toilets. A leaking toilet that doesn't function correctly can use up to 20 gallons of extra water per day. This means for every minute your toilet is leaking you're throwing cash down the toilet.
Your grass sure is green and healthy looking but how is that effecting your bank account? Viwapa has also stated that frequent watering of your yard, plants and shrubbery may be the reason why your bill is so high. Not only does frequent watering of your yard rack up a tally, but it also can put wear-and-tear on your faucets located outside of your house. These faucets can then leak and start to tick away at your hard earned cash.
The last point to be aware of when you're looking at your water bill is the time of year. Obviously your bills will be much higher during the warmer seasons (summer and spring) and dip lower during the colder seasons. However, this brings us to the next point, running water in the winter to keep the lines from freezing over. This is a common misconception that people use to keep their pipes from icing. There is a belief that running water will prevent the ice build up and thus prevent problems.
However, this constant running of water through the lines will actually cause more harm than good. Especially if your lines are old, this can cause erosion and leaks.
Are you spending far too much on your water bill? Take action and call Roman Plumbing today at (727) 858-3412. Your Trinity home will thank you.