How Pipe Relining Helps You Save Water Bill This Season!
- There’s probably no other time in a year where any household is more inclined to use more water than summer. From filling up your swimming pool to frequently hydrating your yard; they are just a few reasons why your water bill can rise up during the hotter days. But while these things are obvious, there are other things that are silently doing its job and will just give you a shock to know, more than when you saw your water bill. If you’re keen to know what are these culprits for your spiking water bills, stick around as we give you some rundown of the reason and how pipe relining can help you avoid this problem from going on even after this season.
Reasons for High Water Bill During Summer
- • Topping off your swimming pool – Because we still have a little way to go before we can all really go out without limitations, you might just cross out your summer vacation plans for this year and just enjoy the swimming pool in your home. No matter what you do this summer, it’s likely that it will involve more water usage because of the hotter temperature. From making juices and other beverages to watching your kids in their inflatable pool or in the swimming pool. If you fill a 12×24 foot with a 4-foot depth swimming pool to the rim, you’d need 8,600 gallons of water. Imagine how much water is that and how much water is wasted when the kids splash as they get in the pool. Pool may be a fun activity, but the topping off and splashing is no fun to your water bill.
- • Guests at home – If you decide to throw an intimate barbecue party with your loved ones despite this pandemic, you can do so, but keep in mind that more guests can mean more dishes to wash and more toilet visits. This can fairly increase your water usage. An average household makes 5 flushes a day. An older toilet uses 7 gallons per flush while newer ones could be as low as 1.6 gallons. If you do the math, it means approximately 1,050 gallons a month. If you add up the flushes your guest can make while they’re in your home, that will significantly have an effect on your monthly bill.
- • Sneaking water outside your home – While it’s common for leaks to manifest in your indoor plumbing, your water could be sneaking outside your home too. So, it’s important that you also pay attention to this. Fortunately, it’s easy to confirm this during these hot days. Check the sprinkler system or your garden hoses if they are not malfunctioning or the water is not escaping from it. Spot areas that are always wet even without recent rain. Look at your driveway, curb, or the street for more signs of water running off your property. If you notice this is happening, call a plumber to inspect where the leaking is from right away.
Other Reasons for High Water Bill
- • Leaky toilet – Did you know that you can waste up to a staggering 6,000 gallons a month if you don’t fix a leaky toilet? That’s hundreds of dollars on top of your water bill. Next time you get your bill, take a look at how much water you’re using. If it’s more than your usual usage, you have some serious leaks. To run some toilet tests, get a food coloring, coffee, or dye. Pour enough on the toilet tank and don’t use the toilet for at least 30 minutes. If you see the dye on the toilet bowl, you obviously have a leak. If you don’t want to pay for what’s going down the toilet, have a plumber look at the problem and fix it for good.
- • Dripping tap – Experts say a dripping tap can waste up to 20 gallons in a day or more. It may not be nearly as much as a leaking toilet, but it’s still considerably much if you run some figures. The heavier the leak, the more water gets wasted, the higher the bill will be. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check the source of the leak right away. For traditional taps, the dripping can be caused by a damaged washer. For monobloc taps, it’s commonly caused by ceramic cartridges. Both of these situations will need replacement. If you don’t know how to do it, better leave that job to the expert. To avoid wasting more water, cut off your water supply while waiting for a plumber.
- • Hidden pipe pipe leaks – If you own or rent a house, you probably have a general idea of your average monthly water bill. While you may see fluctuations during some seasons, if you get mysteriously high water bills with no changes in your water activities, it could mean that there’s something going on in your plumbing that needs immediate attention. The easiest way to confirm a hidden leak is to turn off the water running into your home, then check your water meter. If it is showing activity when there’s no one using the water, then there’s no doubt you have a leak. To avoid making the problem worse, call Revolution Pipe Relining. We can find out the sources of the leak and seal it off through pipe relining. This way, you won’t need to worry when the next bill comes.
How Pipe Relining Helps You Save Water Bill This Season!
Pipe relining in Sydney professionals can find out the exact location of a leak with their CCTV drain camera. Once this is done, they can seal off cracks and leaks in your plumbing to avoid wasting water. Dripping taps, hidden pipe leaks, and toilet leaking are the most common of household plumbing issues. Ignoring them will lead to future problems and a huge amount of water loss which can greatly affect your water bill.
If you don’t want to pay for what is going down the drain, call Revolution Pipe Relining to fix leaks for you. We can make sure that there’s no water escaping from your pipes and they stay working for a long time. If your drain and sewer lines are also a problem, we can perform drain pipe relining and sewer relining so they don’t affect your water supply lines.