Plumbers Derby – 7 Reasons Why Your Water Bill is High
7 Reasons Why Your Water Bill is High
Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you’ve probably noticed the high cost of water consumption. You might be thinking that you’ve been doing a good job at keeping your water consumption low. Maybe you’ve even started recycling. Maybe you’re just scared because you know you’ll have to pay a higher water bill. While there are a few ways for you to reduce your water consumption, there are also a few ways for you to help you pay less for your water.
A Leaking Toilet
According to the experts, toilets can be a significant source of household water waste due to the fact that 2.6 gallons of water are used by each person per flush. Considering that an estimated 68% of households in the UK solely depend on one flushing toilet to take care of their daily routine, these findings should serve as a wake up call as each and every drop wasted will have a direct impact on people further down in the food chain, not only in terms of wasted money but also clean drinking water.
A leaky faucet is a problem many people face in their bathrooms as it can be both annoying and costly. Take a leaky faucet, for example, which wastes water over time and increases your utility bill. On average, a drip from a faucet that leaks one drip per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water every year alone!
A Leaky Irrigation
Do you have a lawn sprinkler system on your lawn? Or maybe you need a drain lining derby service? It’s possible that the high water bill you are getting is due to a leak in your irrigation. Check the grass around the sprinklers for damp areas or patches of greener grass than the rest of it.
The underground pipes that connect your home to the metre can be slow and difficult to navigate. Tree roots, earthquakes, and animal activity can cause these pipes to crack or loosen. If you find that you’re paying too much for water or excessive amounts are flowing through your pipes, it may be prudent to go down into your basement and check out the condition of the pipes under your house!
The age or a particular fixture of your plumbing system might be one of the most common reasons for high water bills. You can usually upgrade these fixtures to reduce your expenses in this household item. New models are surprisingly more efficient than the older ones, requiring less water to perform their daily tasks. Just make sure that you don’t give products with low quality and cost-effective fixtures cause you more problems instead of solutions in the future.
Water Usage per Season
Some water usage changes with the seasons. Some people do more laundry in the winter than they do during the summer because of a higher frequency of use for blankets and other winter clothes. During the summer, some people like to use a pool in their backyard or often have bubble baths. This may cause bills to fluctuate depending on water usage habits but can be indicative of a seasonal offset as well.
The simple truth is that you might be wasting water. How long does it take to brush your teeth? All of that time spent rinsing out the sink doesn’t exactly feel good for the environment or your bill. Imagine if every household took on this practice! So next time, try to keep that in mind and realise how much you could be saving in the end.
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Have you realised that saving water consumption is just not enough to reduce your water bill? Let’s get your water system checked! At Plumbers Derby, we make sure we provide the highest possible quality of service to all of our customers, do not just take our word for it, let the results speak for themselves. Call 01332 215555 now, a Free No-Commitment Quotation awaits you!