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Diagnosing A Higher Than Normal Water Bill

It happens more than you may think. A homeowner receives their water bill in the mail, expecting nothing out of the ordinary, only to find that they owe a lot more than usual.  Has this happened to you? Then you know that sinking feeling of wondering what could have caused your bill to soar so high. There are many reasons why this may have occurred. Follow these guidelines to figure out the issue. Afterwards, call us in to fix it. Our licensed professionals can set you up right!

Running Toilets

First off, check your toilets. Is the water is running continuously? Then something isn’t right – and that is probably why your bill is so high. On top of this, it wastes a lot of water and, let’s face it – it’s just plain annoying. There are many reasons your toilet may be running. Our team is more than confident that they can find the problem and resolve it. Call us in today!

Leaky Faucets

Another cause for excess water use is a leaky faucet or hose. Check your hose bib to ensure everything looks good, then check all the faucets and shower heads in your home. A small leak can cost you gallons of water a day, and that will definitely show up on your water bill if gone unaddressed for quite some time. Your best option is to call in a plumber who can take on any repairs and get your household running normally again – depend on us today!

Burst/Leaky Pipes

If your pipes have burst, it won’t go unnoticed for long. Unfortunately, you can lose a lot of water before you realize what has happened! The good part is that we can help you out with burst pipes, and we can set you up right, so you won’t have to face this issue again any time soon. We have great options for you and can figure out what works best based on your specific situation. You’ll be back to your normal routine in no time!

When it comes to leaks in your pipes, it may take you a little longer before you notice what has happened. Again, you need to ensure your pipes are in top notch condition, so that you can gain the peace of mind you deserve. Contact us to learn more.

Other Causes

It’s also important to consider other recent events that may be causing you to use more water. Filling or topping off a swimming pool, running your sprinkler, watering a new garden, and running water to avoid frozen pipes are just some of many examples that will up your water bill. If your piping, faucets, and toilet seem fine, maybe you’ve used more water without realizing it (this usually happens in the warmer months).

At Stadler Plumbing, we’re here for you, no matter what. Work with us to get the service you deserve!

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Diagnosing Water Pressure Issues

 

We’ve all been there. You turn on your shower or sink and you find yourself face to face with a weak stream of water. Despite the faucet being turned all the way up, you’re getting no water pressure! This can be frustrating, but there are ways to explore the situation further. In no time, you’ll be able to make your own diagnosis as far as why this may be happening – it’s pretty simple!

Ease some stress, and check out our tips below.

First off, do some investigating and figure out if the water pressure issue is targeted to one specific area or the whole entire house.

When It’s Affecting The Whole House

In this case, it’s worth checking with other neighbors on the street to see if they have the same issue. It may just be the way it is throughout the community. But you don’t have to settle for less! There are devices you can have installed to boost your water pressure and give you the results you’re looking for. When it comes to your home and family, it will be well worth it.

If you asked around and low water pressure only pertains to you, then you may want to resolve the issue a bit differently. There are valves throughout yo

ur home that specifically control the water pressure you are allowed to receive. A licensed plumber (like the staff at Stadler Plumbing) can adjust this for you, so that you’re back to normal in no time.

Otherwise, you can check the main shut-off valve (it should be opened all the way) or keep an eye out for leaks. A leak can greatly impact your water pressure and it results in a lot of waste, too! Not to mention, valuable belongings could face water damage in a hurry. It’s definitely an issue you’ll want to call in a professional for – and fast! The sooner it’s resolved, the more money, time, and hassle you’ll save in the long run.

When It’s Pinpointed To A Specific Fixture

If this is your situation, the issue may be resolved with something as easy as removing buildup in the faucet. Take the device apart and clean it really well. Some homeowners suggest soaking it in a vinegar/water solution to really get the job done right. If it seems too hopeless and dirty to every work well again, purchase a new part – they’re inexpensive and you’ll be glad you did!

If you’ve tried these steps and they didn’t work, you may be looking at a bigger issue. Clogged pipes can easily slow down water pressure. This is a job that should be left to a professional. Any small mistake can result in a big mess and lots of extra damage to your home. Give your plumber a call and have them check things over, so you can get back to your normal routine.

Our Staff Can Help

At Stadler Plumbing we are licensed and insured to handle all of your plumbing needs. If you’re looking for an honest and dependable company, we’re it! We cannot wait to help you out soon. Give us a call today!

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