When you receive a high water bill, the first thing you should do is think about the possible causes and what you can do to address them. Some of the causes could be a drip that you might have been ignoring. Continued use of outdated toilets, faucets, shower valves, hose bibs, and other fixtures can be costing you hundreds of dollars a month or more. You may think that a small drip can’t possibly be causing a leak that costs you hundreds in water. However, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency the real facts are that a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That's the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers. In the worst-case scenario, there are the water leaks that you don’t see, like those occurring behind the walls where the plumbing pipe runs or even an underground water leak. These leaks can not only cost water damage and mold but they can cost you thousands if left unattended. If you currently have suspicions of having a leak at your property, contact us because at JCN Plumbing we value customers that inform themselves that’s why we give all of our readers an inspection and an estimate at no cost.
Sometimes we find that a water meter can be faulty and if you live in Miami Dade, you should know that WASD routinely investigates the occurrence of a high water bill, checks for leaks at the meter and possible defective meters. You may call the Customer Service Unit at 305-665-7477 to discuss your bill and request an investigation or a meter reading Verification.
If after receiving a visit from one of the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department inspectors, it is determined that the meter is working properly, then the leak is on your property and should be attended to immediately.
In these cases, the best thing to do is to call a plumbing expert, specializing in Water Leak Detection Services. If you live in Miami-Dade, you should contact JCN Plumbing by calling (305) 770-6860 we will walk you through the process and will help you solve the issue. Like we stated before at JCN Plumbing we value customers that inform themselves that’s why we give all of our readers an inspection and an estimate at no cost.