While it’s normal for your water bill to be off by a few dollars every month, a sudden spike of a few hundred dollars (or more) is a sign that something within your home is the problem. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we’ve seen
Common Causes of a High Water Bill
It can be easy to take advantage of the water that flows into our house every single day. But wasting water can quickly add up and cause your water bill to jump. Some of the most common waste people waste water are by:
- Taking long showers several times a day
- Hand washing your dishes rather than using the dishwasher
- Letting the water run while brushing your teeth
- Running your sprinklers in the middle of the day when the sun is strongest
When the weather warms up, it’s common to see your water bill increase a little because you now have to fill your pool, water outdoor plants, use the sprinklers, or even have guests over more often.
A drip here and a drip there are easy to ignore, but leaks can quickly add to your water use throughout the year. Studies show that the average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
Plus, leaks that go untreated can lead to costly water damage and mold growth.