With escalating water and sewer rates, fixing water leaks saves you money and saves precious water resources from literally going down the drain. That little plumbing leak at the hose or inside the toilet may be the culprit. Even a very small pinhole-sized water leak adds up to thousands of gallons over a short time.
If you have a faucet that drips this drip calculator clearly illustrates the water loss over time.
A review of your water bill will show you a graphic representation of your water use. If the bill is higher it may be that the rate has gone up. Being mindful of the amount of water you typically use during different seasons will also enable you to spot plumbing leaks if you don’t hear them or notice them otherwise.
That is a good start, but wouldn’t you like to stop your water leaks before you get that shocking water bill?
Leaks outside may be harder to discover. Dripping hose bibs or a leaking sprinkler valve can run up your water bill very quickly without you even being aware of it. So, make a point to regularly check your hose connections and your sprinkler system.
Inside you may hear water running in a wall or hear the toilet fill up even after no one has used it. When the toilet phantom flushes you definitely have a leak in the toilet.
There is no good reason to live with leaks. Let us help you identify and stop leaks. If you have a high water bill and no extraordinary circumstances to cause it (out-of-town guests or kids home from college over a break) there are a few things you can do to assess your systems.
We all have different water habits. Some of us are very conscious of our water use and may still have some unknown water leaks. We hope that you will take a moment to observe the status of your plumbing systems today to avoid wasting water. If the amount of water use has increased but your water behaviors have not changed or you discover a leak, call us at 619-295-2115 or send us a message to make these plumbing repairs. You will be glad you did.