No one likes bills, but part of being a homeowner is receiving and paying bills. But when you suddenly see a bill skyrocket, it’s something you need to get to the bottom of. Not just to save money, but to save potential plumbing problems in your home from turning into major problems. Usually a spike in your water bill is due to a leak. Let the leak detection specialists help you get to the root of the problem.

spike in your water bill

There could be some innocent reasons for a spike in your water bill such as the time of the year and more frequent watering of the yard, or more people in the home taking showers, washing dishes and doing laundry. These things could cause your water bill to spike.

If this isn’t the case, the first step is to determine if there is actually a leak. To figure this out, turn off all of your appliances, your irrigation system, and don’t use the water in your home for an hour. Check the water meter and write down the number, then come back to it an hour later and check it again. If the number has changed, there’s a leak.

Now that you’ve determined there IS a leak, check and see if your toilet is running, or if there’s a leaky faucet. Look for signs of a leak such as water or water stains on an interior wall or floor. These are all telltale signs of a leak. Once you’ve been able to troubleshoot the source of the leak, it is easy to have it fixed before it becomes a bigger problem.

If you’re having trouble finding the source of the leak, it’s time to call a plumbing professional. The plumbing professionals at Wyman Plumbing are leak detection specialists.  Hidden leaks can cause problems to the structure of your home, as well as the health of your family. We have the experience and the tools to find leaks quickly and efficiently. When you need a leak detection expert, call Wyman Plumbing!

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