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How a Plumber Can Help with High Water Bills

If your water bills have begun to climb without a corresponding change in the way you use water, it’s a sure sign that professional help is needed. High water bills often result from inefficient or damaged plumbing, which causes excess water waste that translates directly into higher monthly costs for you. Your professional plumber can help you find the source of your high water bills and eliminate it to reduce your water usage and lower your monthly utility payments to help your home save water and money.

Leak Detection and Repair

The number one cause of excessively high water bills is leaks. Leaks can occur anywhere in your plumbing, from your main supply line to the pipes that run through your home, as well as your fixtures and toilets. A single plumbing leak can waste gallons of water per day, drastically increasing your water usage and thus, your water bills. Multiple leaks due to aging plumbing can raise your costs even further. Hidden leaks can be difficult to detect directly, which means they can persist for days, weeks, or even months without your notice, costing you more money in the meantime. High water bills are often the first and sometimes only sign that your plumbing may have a hidden leak, so it’s important to act as soon as you think your water usage may be unnecessarily high. Calling in your plumber to repair any and all leaks will eliminate the water they waste and return your monthly water usage and costs to a normal level.

Inefficient Plumbing

If your home’s plumbing and fixtures are old, they may not be functioning as efficiently as you expect. Over time, wear and tear on your plumbing appliances and fixtures can increase the amount of water you use and the cost of your monthly water bills by requiring you to use more water than necessary for daily tasks. Plumbing pipes that have been affected by mineral buildup often yield poor water pressure, which means it takes longer to bathe, wash dishes, and complete other tasks, while also requiring more water in the process. An aging water heater that takes time to deliver hot water causes water waste while you run the water to get the temperature you want. Your plumber can help you with maintenance or upgrades that will help you get more from your plumbing while using less water. Hydro jetting can remove mineral buildup from your home’s plumbing to restore your water pressure and prevent leaks due to corrosion. Regular water heater maintenance or replacing your aging appliance with a new one will result in improved hot water delivery times so you’ll spend less time waiting. Upgrading faucets, showerheads, and toilets to low-flow and high-efficiency fixtures will also help you save money with every shower and flush.

Your Gaithersburg plumber can help you save money each month with plumbing repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to keep your water usage low without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Please stop by our website to check out our full range of home plumbing services, or click through the articles on our blog to discover more helpful plumbing information and news.

Topics: plumbing