Why is my water bill so high?

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Is your water bill higher than it should be? Having a mini heart attack when you look at the size of your bill isn’t a good way to start the day. If your water bill is high, then there is probably an underlying reason. Hopefully, that reason is an easy fix that can be dealt with little hassle. 

The most likely reason your water bill is higher than normal is that you have a leak somewhere in your home or there is some other reason why water is being wasted without your knowledge. Wasted water may be the reason your water bill is so high. Finding the source of the wasted water and stopping it will help your bill go back down, as well as help the environment.  

Wasting water:

Here are some reasons water may be being wasted:

  • Running toilet
  • Dripping faucet
  • Leaking plumbing line 
  • Inefficient appliances

A constantly running toilet can waste over 100 gallons of water per day. This is a lot of water. If you can hear your toilet running for longer than it should, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Even better, you could buy a more efficient toilet that uses less water at all times, lowering your water bill even further. 

Dripping faucets can also waste a lot of water. Whether it is your sink faucet, bathroom faucet, shower head, or some other dripping faucet, you should get it fixed right away. Even a small drip can waste dozens of gallons of water a day. Not only do dripping faucets wastewater, but they are also very annoying. The sound of a periodically dripping faucet in an otherwise quiet room can be a nightmare. 

When looking for a leak, don’t forget to check outdoors. Outside hoses and faucets can leak as well, so make sure to look at them. Every year, you should check your sprinkler system to be sure that it is running smoothly and not using more water than it should be or leaking anywhere. If your system has a burst pipe, you will need to get that fixed right away. Not only will a burst pipe waste a lot of water, but it may also ruin your landscaping. 

It may be more difficult to find the reason behind your high water bill. Sometimes the culprit isn’t in plain sight but is hidden beneath the ground or behind the walls of your home. Once you have checked other sources for leaking or wasting water, you should turn to your pipes and drains. If you have a leaking plumbing line or a broken pipe somewhere, you may be unable to get to and fix this one on your own. 

If that’s the case, you should call Southern Comfort Mechanical. Southern Comfort Mechanical has nearly thirty years of plumbing experience and can take care of all your plumbing needs. Once we have found the reason behind your high water bill, we can expertly and quickly fix it. In the future, once water is no longer being wasted, your bill will go back to normal. 

How to save water:

If you currently have a high water bill, then getting the underlying cause taken care of should make your next bill go back to normal. However, water bills can still be quite expensive, even if you are being careful and not wasting water. So what are some ways to use less water while not drastically changing your lifestyle?

One way to reduce your water use is to replace existing fixtures with water-saving, energy-efficient ones. You can easily replace a showerhead or sink faucet with an efficient one. This will make your faucet more efficient by using less water, helping you save water. You can also replace your toilet with one that uses less water. Another trick is to place a water bottle with some sand in it inside your toilet tank. This will make your toilet use less water but will not affect the overall efficiency of your toilet. 

Another way to reduce water usage is to simply use less water. You can take shorter showers, turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving, and not run the faucet so long when washing dishes. There are lots of little ways to reduce your water usage that don’t take very much effort. 

You could save water by being careful about when you run your dishwasher and washing machine. By running only a full dishwasher and a full load of laundry, you could save a lot of water. 

By taking some of these ideas and using less water in your home, you will save money and help the environment. Trillions of gallons of water are wasted each year worldwide. That number would be drastically reduced if every homeowner took the time to fix all leaks and use a little less water each day. 

If you are having trouble with your plumbing, call Southern Comfort Mechanical. Whether you need a simple leaky faucet fixed or an entirely new plumbing system, we can help. With nearly thirty years of experience, we are highly qualified to take on all your plumbing catastrophes, as well as minor annoyances.

We understand that plumbing and water is a big part of your life. You shower, use the bathroom, do the dishes, run the laundry, cook, and clean, all with water. If your plumbing isn’t working how it should, then your life will be disrupted. We want to help you get your life back to normal. We value the comfort of our customers more than anything. Southern Comfort Mechanical can help make you comfortable and happy in your own home. 

Southern Comfort Mechanical doesn’t only do plumbing. Give us a call if you need help with your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electricity, or insulation. If your home has a problem, we can fix it. Don’t hesitate to call Southern Comfort Mechanical. If you want fast, reliable, professional service in all areas of your home, then we are the company for you.