This week’s tip offers you a chance to do some detective work to figure out whether and where you may have a water leak in your home. Start by looking at next month’s water bill. See if you can dig up last year’s water bill for the same month, and compare to this year’s. If–according to the two bills–you used more water this year than last, there’s a chance you sprung a leak during the year.
Since you probably would have noticed a leaky faucet at some point over the course of the year, there’s a chance the source of the leak is one that is more difficult to detect: the toilet. Listen closely to your toilets. If you hear running water or a trickling sound, your toilet may be wasting water. Toilets are the number one cause of water waste because toilet leaks are difficult to detect. Leaks in a toilet are not visible like water dripping out of a faucet.
Granted, a higher water bill next month over the same month from the year before does not necessarily suggest a leak. You may have actually used more water for intentional reasons. However, this detective work can be a fun way of uncovering leaks that would otherwise go unnoticed.
As always, feel free to call us at (301)-774-4800, if you have any questions. At Sanford Kramer Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric, we are always happy to help.