Goettl technician fixing piping under the sink

Why Is My Water Bill So High?

You never want to experience sticker shock, whether after a nice meal or after purchasing a new vehicle that came in at a higher price than you expected. If there’s anything worse than that type of sticker shock, though, it’s one that just keeps coming! If you find yourself cringing each and every time your water bill arrives in the mail, then something is wrong. No, water isn’t going to come into your home for free if you’re getting it from a public supply.

Still, that does not mean that you should be willing to pay an excessive price tag for the water that you use. If your water bill is consistently too high, then there is almost certainly something wrong causing those high bills. This does not necessarily mean that you have a plumbing issue in need of repair, mind you. More on that below. However, it is definitely possible that you require professional plumbing repairs

Check Your Water Usage Habits

This is a big one, and it’s one that a lot of homeowners really don’t like to hear. We have to ask the question, though—are you using water mindfully in your home? And are you sure that everyone else in your home is doing so as well? Because oftentimes, the root of the problem isn’t with the plumbing distributing water throughout the house, but rather with how inhabitants of that house are using the water.

Showers that stretch out longer and longer, failure to shut off water when not in use during periods of brushing teeth or doing the dishes, excessive watering of plants—all of this adds up. No, no single contribution is going to drive your water bill up in a huge spike, but if this is the norm in your home then you are in for a frustrating time. Talk to your family, take notes of your own habits, and implement some simple changes. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can get your bills in check.

Still No Change? Then Repairs May Be Needed

Well, it’s not like my ceiling is collapsing due to a leak, and my lower level isn’t flooded. Everything seems fine to me. This is exactly the type of attitude that allows homeowners to slip into the habit of paying too much for the water that they use. Because they’re not taking into account the cost of the water that they’re not using!

Yes, of course a major leak like that is going to result in high water costs. But you’re not going to ignore a leak like that. It’s not going to be a chronic issue. That toilet that never stops running, or that faucet that never stops dripping, on the other hand? That is going to continue wasting water if you don’t take it seriously.

Drips become gallons, and that becomes dollars! Take care of problems early on for long term savings.

Schedule your plumbing repairs with Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We Do Things the Right Way, Not the Easy Way.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
wahleewoodwahleewood
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
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