Your water bill should be roughly the same amount every month, and unless you know of any one-off events (for example filling up a swimming pool or leaving a hosepipe on for a prolonged amount of time) you should expect this not to change too much. If your water bill comes in and it’s suddenly a lot higher for reasons that you cannot explain, then you need to look into things further.
First things first
Before you call a plumber in London, there are some tests that you can carry out yourself. Firstly, take a meter reading, and then do not use any water for a couple of hours. After those two hours are up, head back to the water meter and see if it has changed. If it has, and you are certain that you have not used any water, then the likelihood is that you have a leak. If not, then the next test is to repeat the process, this time turning the water off at the stopcock. If the meter moves during any of these tests then you are likely to have a leak and it’s time to call in a plumber in London who can investigate further.
Call the water company
Ring the water company and let them know that you are surprised by the bill. They will make a few recommendations and help you look into why the bill has gone up so much. They will also recommend that you call in a plumber in London who can investigate further. If your property is rented then your landlord should be able to arrange this.
What to say to your plumber
Tell your plumber that your water bill is much higher than usual. It will be useful if you can produce previous bills and work out an average monthly cost so that you can show them the difference. They will inspect your bill and look for any obvious mistakes. They will use various techniques to check for leaks and advise you of their findings.
A high water bill can be stressful, but it is important that you investigate fully to ensure that you do indeed owe this much before you go ahead and pay it. If you’re looking for a reliable, expert plumber in London then you need the services of the Handy Squad. They have all the knowledge and experience required to help you get to the bottom of your water bill problem.