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An All-American local plumber for an All-American city.
Home to the Gateway Geyser, East St. Louis is a city built with some of the best plumbing around. This is one of the many reasons why Culler Plumbing feels right at home here! East St. Louis is packed with rich history and culture, and we respect every aspect of this unique place.
Our remodeling services bring modern and state-of-the-art plumbing to old buildings, preserving the rich history while updating the function with modern piping and plumbing. All of our plumbing services are provided by highly skilled and experienced local plumbers suing top-of-the-line equipment.
Because we charge by the job and not by the hour, you can rest assured that our plumbing services are delivered in an efficient manner. Whether you need routine or emergency plumbing services, Culler Plumbing Services is your go-to plumbing company!
Common reasons for high water bills and how Culler Plumbing can help
If you have noticed a slow increase or a recent spike in your East St. Louis water bill, you may be searching for reasons why and wondering who can help. At Culler Plumbing Services, we are the subject matter experts in all things water in Metro East Illinois. If you are looking for a trusted contractor to help detect the source of your high water bill and get it back down to a reasonable rate, affordably, you’ve found the right team!
If you have seen any rise in the rate of your water bill, it means that you are using more water somewhere. If you have not recently installed a swimming pool or other water-consuming equipment such as a sprinkler system, washing machine, freezer with built-in ice maker, or a dishwasher, the water usage must be somewhere else. Before you review our list or call your local plumber, first attempt to identify any bad water-wasting habits inside your home. Does your family wash half loads of dishes or laundry, take long luxurious showers, run water while they brush their teeth or wash the dishes, or forget about the sprinkler they turned on? Speak to your housemates about their water usage habits, and, if all seems to be in order, check out our list for other possible culprits.
Common Causes of a High Water Bill in East St. Louis
Leaking or continuously running toilets
A simple drip, drip, drip leak can cause more than a sink full of water to be wasted each day. Toilets that continuously run are much more than a sound nuisance and can cause more than 4,000 gallons of water wasted per day. Even a toilet that runs and can be stopped can wase nearly 6,000 gallons of water a month. All of this equates to more than $2,000 a year increase in your water bill.
If your toilet has a leak or runs continuously, contact Culler Plumbing Services for toilet repairs to prevent damage and save water and money.
Leaking or dripping faucets, fixtures, or drains
Leaking faucets can be caused by a variety of factors, but many homeowners often overlook a slow leak until it pools and causes damage. If you have a bucket underneath your sink to collect water or you just ignore the drip…. drip, now is the time to make repairs! A dripping faucet causes much more than an annoying drip, but can cause significant damage to your counter and surrounding structures.
A dripping or leaking faucet can cause a significant amount of water waste, costing you hundreds of dollars each year. To calculate your water waste from a leaky faucet, use the calculator found here.
Irrigation system leaks
Irrigation system leaks may not always be easy to detect, especially if you have an underground sprinkler system. If you notice water pooling or wet spots in your lawn, this is a good indication of a significant leak. Sudden spikes in water bill, spots of dying grass, or soft spots on the lawn are also indications that there is a problem. To determine if there is a problem, you’ll need to test each zone and valve.
Culler Plumbing Services can help detect underground water leaks with specialized equipment that may not require any digging. If excavation is required, we can help with that too.
Outdated appliances or fixtures
Outdated appliances or plumbing fixtures can cause a large waste of both water and energy. New appliances are not only more energy efficient because they are new, but energy and water-efficient appliances are specially made to conserve water and energy. Appliances and fixtures that may be out of date and causing a spike in your water bill may include showerheads, toilets, faucets, washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters.
Culler Plumbing Services can repair or replace all of the above-mentioned appliances or fixtures. We can help you assess your current fixtures and make upgrade recommendations. This can help save you upwards of 10,000 gallons of water.
Luckily, if you notice any symptoms of a plumbing system that is operating as subpar, you have a talented local plumbing company that is ready to help.
Our technicians can perform a plumbing system inspection that includes camera inspections of your pipes, an evaluation of the functioning of your water-using appliances, and can diagnose the cause of your water loss. If there is an issue, our plumbing crew can make the necessary repairs, including routine drain de-clogging all the way to a full excavation of your main pipeline.
At Culler Plumbing Services, we charge by the job, not by the hour, all backed by our workmanship warranty and satisfaction guarantee. We are also licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can be sure that you are getting the best quality work at an affordable price. Contact us to schedule your plumbing inspection today!