If your water bill has suddenly become increasingly high, you can be sure you have a leak somewhere.
Once you recognize there is a problem, you will need to determine the location of the leak, so it can be repaired.
The first step to finding the leak is to check the toilets, since toilet leaks are often the cause of high water bills. If you notice condensation on the bowl or tank, you most likely have a leak in your toilet.
Here’s how to local the leak yourself:
Purchase a mechanic’s stethoscope. This will help you find the source of the leak.
Turn off every appliance in your home that uses water.
Once all of the appliances are off, check your water meter and make a note of the reading. In about half an hour, check the meter again. If it has moved, then you know there is a definite leak.
Use the mechanic’s stethoscope to help locate the leak.
Once you are sure of a leak, contact a professional plumber to handle the problem.