Almost every homeowner is aware of the cost of water and how it can fluctuate depending on usage, on how many people live in your household, number if bathrooms etc. The price often varies depending on where you live, and even things like climate can have a big impact (think lawn watering and pool filling). Even the women to men can have an impact on the dollars spent on water in Peterborough!
An Unknown Small Water Leak May Show Up on Your Water Bill
You may notice that the amount consistently stays higher as opposed to fluctuating every month, or even makes a substantial jump very quickly. Even a very small hole, leaky pipe under the sink, a slight dripping tap or running toilet can cost you a lot very quickly.
Ways to Conserve Water
Taking short showers instead of baths and not letting the water run when you brush your teeth or do the dishes are all good options, but fixing small water leaks like that leaky toilet or dripping kitchen tap can really save you some big bucks in the long run. Outdoor taps are notorious for drips, and should be checked as well, especially in Peterborough where the summers are hot and water is used often.
Older toilets can leak right into the bowl, or randomly run which can be very annoying, even affecting your sleep. Faucets that are challenging to turn of and have damaged seals, and that tiny drip can add up very fast. At times, leaks go undetected in your wall or ceiling until you have a big problem on your hands.
Frozen Pipes Can Cause Leaks
Occasionally, a pipe will freeze and burst over the winter, but you will probably be completely unaware of this leak until the spring thaw and water starts flowing through again, If, for example, it is a tap leading out to a hose bib with no shut off and continual flow, you have a nasty little leak that can get bad fast.
Hiring a professional plumber like the great folks here at John the Plumber Peterborough is definitely your best bet. We can source where that leak is coming from quickly and efficiently and get you back on track on your utility bill. That’s more dollars in your pocket to spend on things you like.