If your water bill is high, you need to determine if there is a leak. There are different ways that you can see if there is a plumbing leak.
Put several drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet. If the water in the bowl changes without you flushing it then this means you have a leaking toilet.
You will need to replace the flush valve or flapper inside the toilet. If the toilets aren’t leaking then the next step is to check your faucets.
A steady dripping faucet loses as much as 15,000 gallons of water in just one year, which is enough to fill a swimming pool. Be sure to check your appliances, such as your dishwater and refrigerator, because they are also more likely to spring leaks.
If there aren’t any leaks in your toilets or faucets then there could be a leak in the floor or wall. An underground leak can consume a large amount of water. You may never notice a copper pipe leaking into the ground. You could be losing up to 10,000 gallons of water a month and have a very high-water bill.
Use a Professional Plumbing Company
If you aren’t able to find the leak yourself then contact a professional plumbing company. The price of having a plumbing problem can end up costing you a lot more in your high-water bill than the cost of hiring a professional for the repair.
In order to save more on your water bill, even if you don’t have a leak, you can convert your toilets to low flow toilets to reduce the amount of water used.
You can also upgrade to Energy Star appliances that use less water and energy. You can also make sure to use your dishwasher since hand-washing dishes uses more water than the average dishwasher cycle.