What to Do If Your Water Bill Suddenly Skyrockets

Medical DebtWe’ve all been there; opening the dreaded water bill to find that it’s in fact much higher than we’d anticipated. If this has recently happened to you, there may be a number of reasons as to why you’re being asked to pay more than usual. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons your bill has skyrocketed.

Speak to Your Supplier

First and foremost, you should speak to your supplier and find out what the dates are on the bill and if they’re correct. More often than not, especially if you’ve changed payment methods, your bill could be based on an estimate. So be sure to get this checked out.

Are You Actually Using More Water Than You Thought?

Although you may have no idea, there could be an underlying problem with one of your appliances which is causing more water to be used. For example, you could have a dripping tap or an internal washing machine flood. Both of these problems mean that excess water is being used and wasted, which is pushing your bill up higher.

Have You Recently Had Guests?

The high water bill may only be a one-off (we hope it is). Have a think if you’ve recently had extra guests stay with you in your home or visit for an extended period of time. If so, the increased use of water could be the reason behind the expensive bill.

In addition, home improvements can also use up more water than normal.

Professional Plumbers

If you’ve found that the reason your water bill is so high is because of a like or damaged pipes, get in touch with us at Dutton Plumbing and we’ll be happy to help you resolve the problem and an affordable price.