Water leaks can cause a significant increase in your water bills, but how do you know when your water bill increase is an actual concern? C4 Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling has some tips to help you determine if your water bill increase is of concern. Below we will discuss a few reasons your water bill may have increased and would not be a result of a leak.
Increased Water Usage
Summer usually means extra time at home. This can mean more toilet flushes, extra laundry loads, and more dishwasher uses. This can quickly add up to an upsurge in your water bill. This is just a seasonal change and will go back to normal.
If you own a pool, you will need to add water to start up. This can lead to a large water bill. This is a one-time increase and is of no concern. Depending on your pool size, it could be a costly single water bill! Water toys like slip n sides and water sprinklers can also be a cause for your water bill surging.
If you have a garden or use sprinklers for your grass during the warmer months, it is customary to see an increase. If your water bill does not go back to normal after the warmer months have passed, you need to call a plumber.
If you notice an above average than normal water bill and none of the above are the cause, it is best to start looking for the culprit. Running toilets, leaky faucets, and damaged pipes are all likely causes. Other more severe damages could be a water line break or broken pipes beneath your foundation. If you do have an increased water bill that you cannot explain, call a certified plumber immediately. They will be able to find the problem and provide repairs.