Leaks in your home
Even the smallest water leaks can cause high water bills.
Watch how to find a leak in your house.
Why is my water bill so high?
Leaky fixtures or appliancesYour higher water bill might be caused by a leaking:
- faucet or valve
- hot water heater
- washing machine
Leaks aren’t always easy to see. These types of leaks are called ‘silent leaks’ because you don’t always see pooling water. Call a plumbing professional if you think a fixture or appliance is leaking.
Seasonal water useWater bills are often higher in the summer when homeowners are hosting visitors, watering lawns and gardens or filling and re-filling swimming pools.
Outdoor leaksCheck that your sprinkler system is working properly and that your garden hose isn’t leaking.
Look for areas on your property that are always wet, even if it hasn’t rained.
Check your driveway, curb, or street for proof of water flow. Depending on the size of the leak, you may be looking for a stream of water, a puddle that never dries up or a just a dark spot.
Underground leaks are nearly impossible to discover on your own. If you suspect an underground leak, call the Region at 905-791-8711.