Why is the cost of my water so high? It's a question we often receive at Works Plumbing. There are several causes, such as an increase in local water prices, that can make your water bills rise, but specific plumbing issues may be to blame. If your water bills begin to go up without modifying your water usage, it's a clear indication that professional plumbing assistance is needed. High water charges are mostly the product of inadequate or damaged plumbing, which contributes to unnecessary water usage, and leads to more monthly costs. Our qualified plumbers at Works Plumbing will help you identify the source of high water charges and deal with it to decrease your monthly payments to conserve money and energy in your home.
Check every piece of plumbing equipment you have, monitor all water sources, leaks, loose links, etc., and do it carefully! You can also try to turn off your water appliances and then walk through your house and listen for running water. You will probably be able to hear a leak inside the home. If the leak doesn't seem to be identified, contact us at (415) 704-7288. We have the equipment to find and fix any leaks in your home (or beyond). We will also ensure that your equipment does not waste water by inefficiency or loose accessories. Finally, by switching to low flow faucets and shower heads, you can significantly improve your water bill.
Take a look at your day-to-day water activities. The water-intensive ones include:
For the first two things, it is easy to maximize your water use: ensure you have a full load (dishes or clothes) before you start a cycle. If your children throw a small load of uniforms, it's a little confusing, so be sure to coordinate with the whole family! When you talk about family habits, try to make everybody take a shorter shower. It may be a great deal, but the washing time of a few minutes means thousands of gallons that are saved each year. A lot of water can be used by spraying the yard. But homemakers can prevent costly overwatering by the installation of shut-off timers and better delivery hardware. You can find these products online or at your local home repository.
The tiny, unnoticed malfunctions in your plumbing systems trigger some of the most intense water bill spikes. It may be just as simple as a leaking shower head or a leak behind the wall. Your leaks can easily be checked! Only test the meter, and then ensure that your water appliances are all turned away (outside and inside). You have somewhere in the house leaking if the wheel stays spinning. Be highly vigilant about these leaks. Just a dripping faucet will compensate for your monthly bill for essential water waste.
If the plumbing and fittings in your home are old, they might not be as efficient as you expect. In time, wear and tear of plumbing equipment and equipment can increase your use of water and the cost of your monthly water charges by requiring more water than is needed for everyday use. Plumbing pipe, which has been affected by mineral growth, often yields weak water pressure, meaning that bathing, washing dishes, and other tasks take longer while requiring additional water. An aging water heater, which takes time to produce hot water, provides wastewater when running to reach the optimal temperature. Our plumbing expert at Works Plumbing can help you maintain or upgrade your plumbing while using less water.
If you haven’t had a plumbing inspection in a couple of years, it might be time to schedule one! At Works Plumbing, we offer affordable checkups for your plumbing to ensure that your system is healthy and leak-free. Our team also can help with any maintenance issues that have been causing your high water bill. Remember, a little pipe leak repair is preferable to hundreds of dollars in water costs! Give us a call today at (415) 704-7288.