If you find that your water bill is more than it should be, you might want to consider that you have hidden water leaks in your home. These can happen at any time, and you may never know what is going on until your bill is suddenly higher than it has ever been before. If you suspect that there is a problem, you should get out your old bills and compare what you used to pay to what you are now being billed for. You should call your local water company to see if there may be a reason for this. If they can offer no help, it may just be wise to have someone come into your home and search for hidden water leaks. Not only can hidden water leaks affect your water bill, they can cause serious health problems in your home.
If something is leaking behind your walls, you may find that you have a breeding ground for mold. If mold develops in your home, there is a chance that you and your family can get sick, very sick. If you suspect a leak, make sure you get someone into your home as soon as possible to check things out and rule out any water leaks that may be hidden behind your walls or under your floors. Other water leaks are easier to fix, but they may not be very apparently to you at first. Your toilet can be a huge problem, and even a small problem can add up to a lot of wasted water.
After you have flushed your toilet and it refills, the water should stop running. You can take some food coloring and put some in your bowl until the water is a color. When you do this, you can see if any water is steadily running into your bowl after it has been filled. You also want to check your faucets for drips. These drips may not be enough to make you notice something is going on. Turn your faucets off and put some paper towels in the bottom of your sink. If there are hidden leaks, you will soon see a water spot develop on the paper towel. Though these slow leaks don’t seem like much, they are a waste of water. Once you find that sort of leak, you can fix the problem and see if your water bill goes down at all or not.
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