Water consumption is something that many people tend to overlook. They get used to their water bill being a certain amount and just about forget that it even exists in some cases.
However, there may come a time when your water bill rises without a proper explanation and you may be tempted to just blame the water company. There could be a more practical reason for the increase though.
Water Consumption in Your Home
The first thing you need to understand is how water is consumed in your home. Ask anyone what they think consumes the most water and most will probably say that taking baths is the biggest water user. This is actually not quite correct though. In most homes the biggest water user is actually showers believe it or not. Baths are a close second though in most cases.
One water user that many people overlook though, is the toilet. This especially applies to older models that can use nearly seven gallons on a single flush. In some cases this can even use more water than baths or showers leading to vastly increased water consumption in the home.
My Water Bill is Unusually High. What Should I Do?
Aside from all the obvious things that consume water in your home there are other underlying issues that could be responsible for blowing your water bill out of proportion. As you may have guessed, hidden leaks could be the culprit in these situations.
Detecting an hidden leak isn't always easy, especially in single story homes. While a leak coming from upstairs may be obvious in some cases, a leak on the ground floor is very hard to detect most of the time.
In fact, you may see your water bill creeping up so slowly that you barely even notice until it get's a lot higher than you expect.
Due to the fact that it can be so hard to detect hidden leaks your water bill is often times the first clue. In a situation like that it can be prudent to contact a plumber and have him take a look at your home to see if there are any leaks giving you problems.
It should also be mentioned that leaks can not only run up your water bill, they can also damage the infrastructure of your home and lower its value. If you suspect you may have hidden leaks contact a plumber ASAP!
Is your water bill too high in your Westfield home? Call L.E. Isley at (317) 420-4006 to get more tips on how to save water.