Leak detection lowers water bills and prevents property damage. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know if there’s even a leak, let alone where it is. The changes in your water bill from month to month can help pinpoint when there’s a problem. Here are three reasons your water bill fluctuates:
1. CHANGES IN WATER USE
Whether you’re watering the lawn or washing guests' clothes during a visit, an increase in your water use will have an impact on your bill. Before you know it, the extra gallons can really add up. Adding to these rates are sewer charges for collecting used water in your home and transferring it back to the treatment plant.
2. HIDDEN LEAKS
Water waste from a dripping faucet adds up over time and can cause your bill to be slightly bigger month after month. A sharp uptick in water usage that has an unknown cause might be a serious hidden leak. Running toilets, hidden pipes, and plumbing buried underground all pose hidden leak risks. Call a plumber sooner than later to help locate a mystery leak. Get in touch with your water company too. You might be eligible for an adjustment.
3. METER MALFUNCTIONS
Water meter equipment isn’t infallible. Neither is the water company’s billing department. Dana Matonis of Sabre Springs, CA, found this out recently when she received a bill for back charges of over $9,000. How did they ever get so high? The employee who initially set up her account made a clerical error.
Contact Dependable Service Plumbing to schedule leak detection services if there are ever fluctuations in your bill you don’t understand. We’ll make sure your property – and your finances – are safe from nasty surprises.