An unusually high water bill can be a shock to homeowners who are used to seeing their regular price. If you have a higher-than-average water bill, don’t panic and assume the worst. When it comes to water, even small changes can have a big impact on your bill.
3 Most Common Causes of a High Water Bill
- Changes in Water Use
Around the holidays, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to see a spike in their water bill thanks to guests. Especially if you have friends or family staying for a few days, that’ll mean additional showers, loads of laundry, and dishwasher cycles.
A spike can also be the result of sudden water-wasting habits, like leaving the shower to run before you get in it or letting the water run when brushing your teeth.
- Unknown Leaks
That small faucet leak you’ve been avoiding? It may be costing you a lot more than you realize:
- A fast dripping faucet can cost a homeowner upwards of $200 per year.
- A small crack in your pipe can cost about $600 per month.
- A leaky toilet can cost homeowners around $150 per month.
Learn how much your leak is costing you by using our drip calculator.
- DIY Plumbing Repairs
When it comes to home repairs, we understand that a lot of homeowners try to cut costs and do the work themselves. But while this may save you a little bit of money upfront, it may end up costing you a lot more in the future. Plumbing isn’t like your typical repair — even the smallest leak or crack requires an expert repair.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (717) 516-2673 or fill out our form!