How to Reduce Your Water Bill
There are many reasons to conserve water and save money in the process. Water is a finite resource, which will run out if we are not careful with it. Not only that, who doesn’t like saving a little extra money? You can use the money you save on your water bill for the vacation you’ve wanted to go one, your child’s education, or towards other bills.
Maybe you have already tried tackling the usual culprits of water waste: turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, taking shorter showers, and using excess cooking water to water your plants. Yet, still you see no difference in your water bill. If your bill doesn’t change, it might be a matter of hidden leaks in your plumbing. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we are here to fix your leaks so your water bill isn't so hard on your wallet! That is why we’ve compiled a checklist to help you reduce your water bill.
Check for Leaking Faucets
Leaky faucets can seem harmless, but if left unrepaired, they can cost you a lot of money and waste a lot of water. A faucet that leaks once per second and goes unfixed for a month can waste up to 260 gallons of water. You’re spending that money on water you don’t even use! Leaky faucets are easy fixes. You can find supplies and help at your local hardware store. Or you can call the plumbers at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
Toilets leaking water can also adversely affect your water bill. You might be wondering how you could tell for toilet leaks, when the toilet is always filled with water. To check for a leak, lift the tank and look if the water is spilling into the overflow. Then, take food coloring or laundry bluing and place it in the tank. Wait 30 minutes. Come back and look at the water in the bowl. If you see colored water, it means you have a leak. Luckily, the leak can usually be fixed inexpensively. Our plumbers are ready to help you.
Check Your Water Meter
Your meter diagram displays how much water is being used. This device can help you detect “hidden” leaks that are not apparent, and may occur under the home or in the foundational pipes running through the house. To check for these leaks, look note the number on the meter. Wait an hour without using any water in the house. Check the meter again and if the number changes, it means you have a leak. To fix “hidden” leaks, contact our plumbers at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
You should not have to spend money on water you do not use. We hope by detecting leaks in your home and fixing them, your water bill will decrease and your wallet will increase. If you do believe water is excessively flowing, contact our Indiana and Ohio plumbers for a free estimate today.