Do you keep an eye on your water bill every month? If you’ve been paying your water bill without tracking it and even studying it, you may be losing money. Read on to discover how some sneaky plumbing problems could be costing you hard earned cash.
An Old Toilet:
If your toilet is old and outdated it could be wasting water and costing you money. Modern toilets use less water per flush thus saving you money. Old toilets can also begin to run constantly or leak. According to the EPA, older toilets can use up to 6 gallons of water per flush versus modern toilets that use less than 2 gallons.
A Hidden Leak:
If you’re noticing your water bill slowly creeping up every month, you could have a hidden leak in your home. While you would think a leak is fairly obvious, it can actually happen in a variety of places in your home without being noticed. Noticing an increase in your water bill, but not any obvious leaks means you should call a licensed plumber ASAP. Undetected leaks can cost you on your water bill, but they can also cost you money later if you have to pay for mold/mildew cleaning or carpet replacement.
A Slab Leak:
If you’re constantly hearing running water, even if no taps or appliances are on in your home, or you’re noticing cracks in your wall or ceiling- you could have a slab leak. A slab leak is a leak in the plumbing underneath the foundation of your home. Slab leaks can destroy the foundation of your home, and cost you a fortune in wasted water and home rebuilding.
If you want to decrease your water bill, call the experts at J.D.’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at 806-771-4687 today!