“In a typical month, I know what my bills are going to be,” Yvette said. “So when I check my bank and see a payment went out that was much, much larger than I expected, I investigated the situation. According to the meter, our household used a tremendous amount of water. Now I’m not taking any extra showers, and I know my kid hasn’t started washing laundry just for the fun of it. So my question for the Queens NY plumber is what is going on? Why is my water bill so high, all of a sudden?”
As plumbers in Queens NY, when we hear a question like this, our number one thought is there is a homeowner who has a leak. It may be one large leak, or it may be several small leaks, but somewhere in the home’s piping, water is coming out where it’s not supposed to.
Signs Your Pipes Are Leaking
A sky high water bill is just one sign your pipes are leaking. If you’re a property owner, you want to keep your eyes open for these other signs your pipes are leaking:
A bad smell in one or more of your rooms. This smell is often described as damp or musty.
Staining of the walls, ceilings or floors
Mold and mildew. If your home hasn’t had mold issues and all of a sudden there’s a problem, a new influx of moisture into the environment – aka a leaking pipe – is often the culprit.
Wet spots and puddles.
Low water pressure, including a slow filling toilet.
How does a plumber fix leaking pipes?
If your water bill is suddenly out of control or you have other reason to suspect you have leaking pipes, it’s a good time to call in your Queens NY plumber for help. They will inspect your household piping to determine the location and nature of any leaks you have going on. The type of leak will determine what’s involved in fixing it. Some leaking pipes can be repaired, especially when the issue is a loose connection or some other similar issue. In instances where the pipe has significantly deteriorated, the plumber will replace some or all of the piping to help eliminate the leak.