H & H Plumbing, based in Mint Hill, NC, cares about your home’s plumbing and knows that it can be difficult to find out why your water bill is getting more and more expensive. We want to give you these 3 tips on how to make sure you’re not wasting water.
1. Check Toilets
Toilets can be the number one contributor to your high water bill. The first thing you’ll need to look for is for leaks. To check, add six drops of food coloring in the toilet tank and wait 30 minutes. If you see the food coloring appear in the bowl, then you have a leak and will need to contact us.
Another water saving tip is to make sure your toilet is flushing properly. If your handle needs to be held down or jiggled to stop water flow then it’s time to replace some parts in your toilet that may be worn. The good news is that these parts are fairly inexpensive, and you’ll end up saving money on your water bill!
2. Check Faucets
Faucet leaks are not always obvious to spot. They can appear in more places than you think. If you are noticing a higher water bill than normal, then it may be time to check these 3 spots.
- From the Spout: This is the most obvious location to check. Usually when it’s leaking the faucet drips or runs. You also may notice that the handle may need to be turned a little tighter each time you turn it on or off.
- The Base of the Faucet: To check this area, dry all of the standing water on the counter. Turn on all the handles and see if the water leaks around the faucet or at the top of the sink. This means you will nned to replace your o-ring because it has either dried up or worn out.
- Under the Sink: Take everything out from under the sink and dry up any moisture that you notice. After you have finished this step, turn on all the faucets. Try leaving some paper towels around the base and leave it. If you notice moisture on the paper towel, then you may have a leak.
Need More Help?
H & H Plumbing is here for you. If you’ve noticed that you’re having problems with either a leaky faucet or a toilet, we’re here to help! Do not hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help you revitalize your home’s plumbing this Spring!