The United States Geological Survey states that the average person will use between 80-100 gallons of water per day, with the largest portion of water being used when we flush toilets and take showers. If you notice your water bill increasing but haven't changed your own habits, there could be a leak in your home. Some leaks can go by undetected because they're so small or easy to ignore.
The easiest way to determine if there is a leak in your home is by making sure no water is in use and then looking at your water meter. If the dial is moving despite you turning off your fixtures, that means water is moving inside the home. Some of the most common sources of leaks are things you use every day, including appliances such as the hot water tank, washing machine, refrigerators with ice makers, and dishwasher, and fixtures such as sprinklers, faucets, sinks, and toilets.
If your water bill is high and you're having trouble identifying leaks, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin plumbing and one of our skilled technicians will find the problem and provide a solution.