If you have a plumbing leak, call the plumbing leak specialists at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.
Today is Earth Day and the emphasis is on environmentalism and conservation – particularly of water. In Largo, Mayor Woody Brown has joined many mayors across the country in asking residents to conserve water by taking part in the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
You’re all for that. Especially because your water bill seems to be climbing ever higher. You’re not aware of using more water and you’re wondering if your water meter is broken or if you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.
You’re right that you could have a problem. But, it’s more likely a plumbing leak than a water meter problem. As todayshomeowner.com says, “The average household in the U.S. uses a little over 10,000 gallons of water a month, and 10 percent of that is wasted due to plumbing leaks and running toilets. In total household water leaks waste over a trillion gallons of water a year in the United States!
“It’s possible that the increase in your water usage could come from a faulty meter, but it’s much more likely that you have a leak in the buried water pipe between the meter and your house, in a pipe under your house, or in the lawn irrigation system.”
Today’s Homeowner suggests you might be able to figure out whether you have a plumbing leak or if your water meter is at fault:
The best way to find out if you have a plumbing leak is by monitoring the water meter. Here’s how to go about it:
- “Turn Off All Water: Start by making sure there isn’t any water being used inside or outside your home including lawn or garden irrigation, toilets, clothes washers, dishwashers, faucets, icemakers, and automatic backflow cleaning in whole house water filters.
- “Check Flow Indicator: open the cover on the water meter at the street to see if it has a flow indicator. This is a small rotating wheel on the meter that can detect even small amounts of water flow. If the flow indicator is moving, you have a leak somewhere in your house or yard.”
If your water meter appears to be at fault, it’s time to call your city or county government or water company – whichever one installed the meter and sends you the bills. If it’s a plumbing leak, then it’s time to call a plumbing expert like the leak detection pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.
Billy Sunshine has been in business for almost 100 years – he was founded in 1924 – and that’s a lot of plumbing leaks he’s repaired in that time. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is available 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. He never closes. So give Billy a ring and have fun glowing in the park tonight.
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