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Why is my water bill so high?

Why is my water bill so high?

Receiving an unexpected spike in your water bill can be both confusing and frustrating. Especially when there are a number of endless possibilities to identify the problem, it can be overwhelming, leaving you unsure where to start. We’ll help you identify some common reasons why your water bill has suddenly skyrocketed. 


Hidden leaks 

The most common cause of a spike in your water bill is hidden leaks. These can come from many different sources around the house/plumbing system including, dripping taps, toilets, hot water systems, pipes in the bathroom or kitchen or underground waterlines. Due to the hidden away nature of your Sydney home plumbing system, These hidden leaks usually go unnoticed for long periods, causing substantial water waste

Leaky toilets

Toilets are one of the most water-intensive fixtures in your Sydney household. If they begin to leak they can account for a significant chunk of your water bill. To figure out if your toilet is causing you issues, listen out for a longer running time after you flush or if there is a constant hissing noise. If that is the case, be sure to ring our Sydney plumbing team to investigate your water system.

Dripping Taps

Similar to toilets, dripping taps or fixtures can cause a significant increase in water consumption, resulting in a sudden spike in your water bill. These can come from taps, showerheads or pipes under your sink in the bathroom or kitchen. A small drip can translate to hundreds of litres lost each month, so it is important to check all taps and fixtures immediately for any signs of leakage.

Burst water pipe

A burst water pipe could be the culprit to an expensive water bill, which could be leaking litres of water without you realising it. To determine if this is the case stop all water in and outside of your property, and note down the numbers on your water meter. If the numbers have moved in an hour you likely have a water leak. We recommend you immediately turn off your water to avoid excess water usage and call our team of professional Sydney plumbers. A great way to steer clear of this problem is to regularly inspect your water system to identify any leaks as soon as you can. 

We’re here to help

If you’re unsure and concerned about your high water bill, it is always recommended you call an experienced professional in Sydney. At Hello Plumbing, we understand the importance of acting fast when it comes to a water leak. We can locate the problem quickly and efficiently to get it fixed as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out.