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Water Bill Higher than Normal ?


Have you been looking at your monthly water bill and thinking: “Am I really using that much water?” If the numbers on your water bill seem higher than normal, chances are there’s a leak in your home. When checking your home for leaks, make sure you check each of these easily accessible areas.


Toilets

The working parts within a tank that makes a toilet flush can often become worn out or break. When this happens one or more pieces (flapper, fill valve, float, etc.) need to be replaced or repaired to stop the leak.


Faucets

Did you know a single faucet that drips once per second can waste roughly 3,000 gallons of water per year? Go into each bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room (for those with a utility sink) and inspect each faucet, the handles, and the plumbing underneath the sink.


Shower/Bathtub

Water will drip from the shower head for a few seconds after it has been used. However, if the dripping doesn’t stop soon thereafter, there is a leak that needs to be addressed. Make sure the shower head has a tight connection by turning it until it’s secure.


Hose Bibbs

There will be many homeowners that will check all of the plumbing within their home, but forget to check any of their outdoor plumbing. The spigots on the exterior of your home should also be checked, especially during spring to make sure no leaks were developed over the winter.


Checking your home for leaks throughout the year is necessary so you’re not being wasteful of perfectly good water and your hard-earned money. For those who are in need give us a call today at American Plumbing (864)614-7777 or email at info@americanplumbingsc.com

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