by Zona on November 14, 2014

What Consumes the Most Water in My Business?


Each day in your business, water consumption is being consumed at different rates depending what is being used. While it is easy to understand washing laundry each day uses more water, there are several appliances that consume more water than others. If you notice that your water bill is unusually high, take the following steps to try an isolate the issue.

Excessive Water Use Each Day

The toilets and sinks easily consume the most amount of water in your home each day. While appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine use more water in a shorter period of time, they are only used at most once a day.

The sink and toilets are used frequently throughout the day and night, and if one of them is not operating correctly, it could be wasting even more water.

The toilet tank will release water into the bowl if the gaskets and the internal mechanisms are not working properly. Consult with a professional plumber in your area and schedule a maintenance appointment so they can find and repair any leaks.

What Do I Do If the Water Bill is Too High?

If you notice the water bill is too high, check all the appliances for leaks. Begin with the sinks, and check to see if the fixtures are leaking, or if water is dripping under the cabinet. Then listen to the toilets to see if the water is running longer than it should.

Check outside water fixtures to see if water is dripping from those outdoor fixtures. Check the hot water heater for leaks in the tray beneath the unit. If you notice any water dripping in any of those appliances, have a professional come out and make the repair before you are knee deep in water one night.

Water ConsumptionChecking Behind the Walls

Obviously if the pipes are leaking behind the walls, you won't see it until you find water damage on the ceilings or walls. In many cases, water can drip for months in and attic or basement, before the owner ever even sees the water damage.

It is important that you call in a local professional plumber when your water bill appears too high. Water leaking behind the walls can lead to mold growth, something that will cause far worse problems than a wet floor.

Preventative maintenance will save your money in the long run if one plumbing emergency can be avoided.

Is your water bill too high in your Indianapolis home? Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 to get more tips on how to save water.

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