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Leak detection can quickly identify problems in underground water mains

Homeowners in San Jose and the Bay Area have been experiencing high water bills for some time now. Residential customers from Palo Alto and Mountain View to Los Gatos and Gilroy have been asking “why is my water bill so high?” Frequently, there are no visible leaking pipes or faucet drips that can be cited as the cause.

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Why are my water bills so high?

There are several common causes for high water bills, including rates and usage, but one indicator to check for is a sudden increase in water usage. Consumption increases can be identified by reviewing your monthly water bills.

If you’re experiencing high water charges, inadequate water pressure or unexplained high usage, it can sometimes be explained by a hidden or underground leak in a water main line. Inspection by a qualified local plumbing firm can spot visible leaks. However an underground plumbing specialist like Drain&Water can pinpoint the leak if it’s under a slab or elsewhere in the underground plumbing system.

When water bills rise suddenly or a water consumption notice arrives from the water company, one good practice is to inspect the underground water main leading from the street to your home. An invisible leak could be adding gallons to the water company’s monthly bill and pushing your rates into a higher tier.

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If a pipe failure is identified, there are different ways to repair the water main. The least attractive option for many homeowners is digging up the lawn and concrete-sawing the driveway. Luckily, with Trenchfree™ trenchless technology, a messy, expensive trench dig can be avoided.

Drain&Water specializes in modern water main repair, renewal and replacement techniques such as pipe bursting, epoxy coating and pipe lining. Using advanced equipment, a leaking water main can be repaired quickly and be ready for years of trouble-free service.

Drain&Water offers leak detection services to homeowners and property managers in the greater San Jose area, including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell and Morgan Hill.

Call 408.564.0580 to find out more about Drain&Water’s leak detection services, or use Drain&Water’s online contact form.

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