There are numerous reasons why you may see your water bill fluctuate throughout the year. During summer, increased lawn care and outdoor recreational activities can contribute to a significant increase in water usage. During wintertime, pipes may freeze or crack, which could result in small or severe leaks. Other reasons could be runny faucets or leaky lines. If you’re looking to reduce your high water bill, here are a few things to be mindful of:
Prevent Unnecessary Water Waste
Appliances and personal water usage can add up quickly each month. Be sure to run dishwashers and washing machines at full-capacity to optimize the amount of water you’re using. Make every wash-cycle count! You can also reduce water waste in the bathroom. Taking more showers, instead of baths, and keeping the showers short will help reduce unnecessary water use. Turning off the sink when you are washing your hands or brushing your teeth and only using water when needed helps reduce water waste.
Water Lawns in the Morning or Evening
These are the most efficient times to water lawns and gardens – daytime evaporation can waste water and even harm your plants and lawns! Also, if you’re very invested in keeping your yard vibrantly green, consider a home irrigation system, which is effective and can help reduce water usage.
If you have tried these water conservation techniques and still receive high water bills, you may have other issues that require trained plumbing services.
Check for Leaks
Running or leaky toilets, dripping faucets, or line leaks are common issues that can be fixed by our top-rated plumbing company. You can prevent the loss of thousands of gallons of water (that you pay for!) by maintaining your toilets and sinks over time.
If you notice water pooling in your yard or around your house, there may be a leaking line. This could be caused by tree root intrusion, pipe age, cracks, or loose joints. When that happens, it’s time to contact one of our experts to assess the situation and address the leak.
These simple household tips to conserve water and prevent leaks can help make a positive impact on your monthly bill!