Nobody wants to receive a shock when they look at their monthly water bills. Most homes get in a rhythm with their water use that only fluctuates slightly from month to month, so an abrupt rise in bills will stand out.
Why is this happening? Why is your house suddenly sucking up water like the desert sands? There may be some bad habits your household has taken on—we’ll get to those. But first, we want to look at a common source of massive water bills that many homes encounter: hidden water leaks from neglected plumbing.