If you are like the hundreds of other Belleville residents that notice a spike in their summer water bill, you may be frustrated and searching for answers. At Culler Plumbing Services, we get calls about these concerns and requests for assistance in lowering it. There are some things that we can do to help, and there are more things that we can help you better understand. In today’s post, we want to offer you some insight into the cause of these spikes and how you can help make your water bill more manageable.
Let’s discuss some of the reasons that your water bill may have seen a spike this summer and what you can do to change it.
Increased Water Usage
This may seem like an obvious answer, but it is easy to overlook some of the common increases in water usage. Summertime means warmer weather and growing grass, with all the activity and sweat, more water is consumed and used to clean and water the lawn. Some common things that increase the amount of water your home uses includes:
- Filling the pool or watering the lawn using the outside hose bib.
- Increased number of showers.
- Increased laundry loads washed.
- More water drank and ice made.
There is little that our plumbers can do to reduce the amount of water that you use, but we can provide education about how to better manage water usage and we can inspect your water appliances to ensure that they are operating in peak performance to optimize your water usage.
If your home has not experienced an increase in water usage, but your bill has spiked, this is a classic indication of a leak. Water that runs through your Belleville plumbing system is what contributes to your water bill. If water is running through your system and not being used, it means that the water is leaving the system somewhere through a leak. Small leaks may not be noticed by water damage until it has been leaking for a long time. However, even a small drip leak can waste hundreds of gallons of (expensive) water. Large, main water breaks will cause more noticeable spikes in your water bill, but before the water company has a chance to process your bill, you’ll notice flooding, pooling water, and low water pressure inside your home.
At Culler Plumbing Services, we can fix any leak, big or small! We can quickly and efficiently fix the smallest drip leaks by replacing faucets or pipes or we can perform emergency excavation to repair main water breaks. Leaks are not only expensive on your water bill, but can lead to some pretty costly damage to your home as well. Make sure you get them fixed as quickly as possible by calling a local Belleville plumber you can trust.
If your water bill has seen a sudden increase, contact your trusted Belleville plumbing company that can help! At Culler Plumbing Services, we provide all your plumbing service needs from fixing a leaky faucet to camera inspections of your plumbing system. Contact us to schedule your plumbing service now.