Why Is My Water Bill Suddenly More Expensive?

Dripping Tap

Nobody likes bills! So when a utility bill, such as that for your water, comes in significantly higher than usual, it can not only hit you hard in the hip pocket, but also cause a lot of stress.

Why Is My Water Bill So Much Higher?

Is damage being done to my property that I cannot see?

If you have no idea why your water bill is so high, it’s time to call in a professional.

Servicing the South West for over 40 years, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your trusted name in the plumbing industry and offer fast, effective workmanship to both residential and commercial properties. Whether it be a large plumbing emergency, a broken hot water unit or issues with your gas lines, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have the cost effective solution for you.

A few simple reasons your water usage (and bill) has increased can include:

  • Reticulation/Garden Taps Left On
  • Water Leak
  • Dripping Taps, Toilets and Showers

Reticulation/Garden Taps Left On

It’s a common occurrence; you finish watering the pot plants and turn the hose off at the attachment but not at the tap. That built up pressure often escapes out of the fitting, at either end, resulting in wasted water. Reticulation left on can also leak into the ground (where you cannot see it). Or if you are working on a automatic system, it’s very easy to ‘set and forget’, resulting in very well watered lawns and garden beds, but a significant amount of water used unnecessarily, especially in winter.

Water Leak

Burst Pipe

Usually invisible to the everyday naked eye, water leaks anywhere in the home will cost you in water usage. The easiest way to tell if you have a water leak is to turn off all water in the house and check the water meter. If the numbers are still ticking over when you know that no water is being used, you have a leak. If this leak is hidden in your walls, it needs to be idenitified and repaired immediately before it causes further, more costly damage.

Dripping Taps, Toilets and Showers

You may think that little drip, drip, drip is no big deal, but all those little drips add up to a lot of water wasted in a very short time. Dripping taps, toilets and showers can not only damage the unit, it can indicate a small issue that can become a very big problem, very quickly.

Who Can Assist Me With Keeping My Water Costs Down?

The team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have over 35 years experience in inspecting, maintaining and repairing plumbing in the South West, keeping bills low and customer satisfaction high. Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas today on 9791 1608 (Bunbury) or 9759 1317 (Dunsborough) for a free quote.