Are you paying a lot in water bills?
Water –Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου– is a basic necessity in every town, village, and home which makes it important for homeowners, tenants and commercial property owners. An increased water bill is annoying, not only because of the financial cost, but also because it shows that precious water is being wasted and lost somewhere.
If you pay a lot of money in the water bill, call the company Antoniou Obstructions to fix your problem immediately! When your water bill is higher than normal, it is important to identify the cause and correct it as soon as possible. In this article we will list the 4 reasons you pay a lot to your water bill and what you can do to deal with it.
1. Toilet leak
Toilets account for about 31% of the average home water use as a single person can flush the toilet at least 5 times a day. It should come as no surprise, then, that they pose a significant risk of leakage. A running or leaking toilet can waste about 6,000 gallons of water per month and add hundreds of euros to your water bill.
There are two common methods of controlling toilet leakage:
Sound control: Just walk to your toilet and listen for a bit. If you hear a strange sound, or if you hear dripping sounyou may have a leak and you should check the cistern hose, water line connections and seals further.
The dye test: For this test, you will need some food coloring or a dye tablet. Remove the lid from your toilet bowl and add a few drops of coloring (or paint tablet). After putting the paint in the tank, wait 15-20 minutes and check the toilet bowl for the paint. If there is paint, then there is a leak that allows water to flow into the basin.
In most cases, these leaks are caused by a defective hose in the toilet bowl. This is a relatively easy solution that requires only a short trip to the local hardware store and a few minutes of work. Replace the defective hose and you are good to go.
2. Faucet and Battery Leak
Tap leakage is another common cause of high water bills. The higher the leak, the more water is lost, and the higher the water bill. For example, a faucet that leaks about one drop per second can waste about 17 liters in a day. Fortunately, faucet leaks are relatively easy to detect and correct.
A simple visual inspection of the valves, shower heads and other fittings is all it takes to spot a leak in the faucet. The most common cause of a faucet leak is a defective rubber washer on the faucet handle. In most cases, you can turn off the water at the tap, unscrew the handle, remove the damaged washer and replace it with a new one. After that you should not have any issue. If the problem continues you had better call a professional –Αποφράξεις Αμπελόκηποι..
3. Irrigation leak
Not all leaks occur indoors. If you have an irrigation system for your landscaping, a crack or loose joint could allow water to leak out even when the irrigation system is off.
Finding these leaks can be a bit difficult, especially if the lines for the irrigation system are buried in the ground. To spot these leaks, you may need to check your lawn for unusually wet surfaces or grass areas that are richer than the rest of their environment. Note, however, that the signs of a leak are similar to the signs of a leak in a sideline.
To correct this type of leak, you may need to consult a professional plumber like Αποφράξεις Αργυρούποληto locate the leak and fix or replace the affected irrigation lines.
4. Side line leaks
In some cases, one of the underground pipes that supply water from the connection to your home may have a crack or loose joint. The causes of these leaks vary, such as the age of the pipes, the seismic activity, the penetration of the tree roots and the activity of the animals often contribute.
This problem, although similar to an irrigation leak, is usually much more serious. When trying to determine if a leak is in the irrigation line or side line water supply pipe, the amount of excess water consumption in your account can be used as an indicator.
For these leaks, the best solution is to contact a professional. A professional like Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς- can recommend the best solution to the problem – such as traditional blockage or pipe replacement.
And never forget that some issues cannot be solved by you but you are in need to call a professional drain cleaning crew.