It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But, along with enjoying time with family, good food, pretty lights, and endless shopping, come higher water bills. This year, instead of spending all of your hard-earned money on your water bill, follow these tips from Indy Renovation so you can enjoy the holiday season without unexplained high water usage.
Prevent Unnecessary Water Waste
Appliances use more water than you realize. By recognizing areas where you are wasting water, you can cut back on your water consumption and avoid a high water bill. We recommend:
- Only running the dishwasher when it is at full capacity
- Taking shorter showers instead of baths
- When washing fruits and vegetables, fill up a bowl with water instead of letting the faucet run continuously
- Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth so that it doesn’t run waste water
Check for Leaks
Leaks in your plumbing not only cause your water bill to rise, but can also be very destructive. The most common causes of plumbing leaks are broken seals, clogs, and corrosion. To avoid these leaks, take good care of your plumbing by never using chemical drain cleaners and never flushing things you shouldn’t. If you do encounter a serious leak caused by a crack, fracture, or burst pipe, it’s time to contact a professional plumber.
Watch Out for Running Faucets
Finally, your high water bill may be the result of a leaking faucet. Though leaky faucet fixtures may not seem like a big deal, over time they can cost you. Luckily, a leaky faucet can be solved with a quick fix. Usually, a faulty rubber washer in the faucet handle is the reason for the leak. All you will likely have to do is turn off the water supply to the leaky faucet, unscrew the handle, remove the bad washer, and replace it with a new one.
Don’t let high water bills ruin your winter season. For plumbing leaks, pipe repair, or full bathroom remodeling, contact Indy Renovation today (317) 375-4464 and speak with one of our licensed plumbers about what we can do for you. And be sure to check out what our happy customers in the Indianapolis area have to say.