Why Is My Water Bill So High?

Why Is My Water Bill So High?

Did you know that the average person uses about 100 gallons of water per day? While every family is different, families of four typically spend an estimated amount of $100 per month on water expenses. If that monthly price increases drastically, there may be an issue with your plumbing. Discover the different reasons why your water bill may be high with the experienced team at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Leaky Faucet

While it may seem as though only small drops of water drip out of leaky faucets, the consequences can be very costly. Causes of leaky faucets include faulty o-rings, buildup, worn-out washers, and loose parts. To avoid wasting thousands of gallons of water and seeing a hike in your monthly bill, it is important to contact a plumber to get to the root of the problem and make the proper repairs. 

Running or Leaky Toilet

Another reason your water may be increased is due to a running or leaking toilet. Toilets run for several reasons including issues with the flush valve, a short flapper chain, and a leaky fill valve. A leaky toilet is often the result of a crank on the tank or bowl, a worn-out flapper, and a damaged seal. The sooner one of these problems is fixed, the less water will be wasted as well as less money spent. 

Older Plumbing Fixtures

If you have older plumbing fixtures installed in your home, chances are that your monthly water bill is more than what it would be with a newer fixture. For example, a traditional shower head uses more water than a low-flow shower head. By making the switch to a more energy-efficient shower head, you can save money without having to compromise water pressure. Other fixtures you should consider updating are your toilet, faucets, dishwasher, washing machine, and water heater. 

Too Much Water Usage

Lastly, your water bill may be too high because of too much water usage. To conserve water, you can be mindful of how long you are showering, turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth or washing your face, only run the dishwasher when it’s full, limit the number of loads of laundry you do per week, and more. While it may be an adjustment, making these changes is worth it for both the environment and your finances. 

If Your Water Bill Is High, Contact Stephens for Quick, Affordable Plumbing Services

Whether you know what is causing your water bill to increase or if you need help pinpointing the issue, Stephens is here to help! Our team of technicians is experts when it comes to leaky fixtures, clogged drains, or other plumbing issues. Once you schedule an appointment with us, we will come to your home and assess and evaluate the situation in order to determine the best course of action. We will communicate with you every step of the way so that you know exactly what is happening throughout the entire process. 

For friendly, award-winning service, look no further than Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We look forward to meeting you and taking away the stress of your plumbing issues. Contact us today!