Is your water bill too high? If your answer is yes, just a small investment can help reduce them by 25% to 60%. Using the following tips will not only help reduce your water bill, but you’ll also have a positive impact on the environment.
Check Your Toilet for Constantly Running Water
If your toilet intermittently stops filling and then starts up again, or water continuously runs into the bowl, there is a slow leak running from the tank into the bowl. Fixing this problem will help keep your water bills from escalating. As reported by the National Sanitation Foundation, a leaking toilet can waste approximately 500 gallons of water a day. A good test is to put a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet (available at home improvement stores) into the tank and see if the dye leaks or seeps into the bowl. If you find that it does, there is a leak that needs to be addressed.
Check for Leaks
You should routinely check your home for leaky toilets and faucets and outside irrigation and tap lines as well. A good way to test if there’s a leak in your plumbing system is to check your water meter. Get a meter reading then wait a couple of hours and take another reading. If the reading changes, there’s a good chance that you have a leak. To get an accurate reading, don’t use any water during the test.
When your water bill is too high, it’s time to call the experts. We can help you detect and repair leaks. Contact us today.