Orange County Public Utilities Excessive Water Usage Notice

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If you get an Orange County “excessive water usage notice,” you may know immediately why. Perhaps you were filling a swimming pool or watering some new sod every night. But if you get this notice and can’t think of an explanation, you may want to take quick action.  You should quickly determine the cause because you won’t want to lose any more money. Plus, if it’s a water leak causing your bill to rise, you’ll want to stop it before it does major damage to your house.

If you think you have a leak, the Full Stack Plumbing leak detection crew should be your first call. We help with all types of plumbing emergencies in Chapel Hill or Orange County homes.

Water Leaks That Drain Your Wallet and Damage Your Home

Getting an excessive water usage notice from a utility like Orange Water And Sewage Authority (OWASA), can come as a shock. It means your water usage has gotten alarmingly high for some reason. That usage could also result in a huge bill and even getting water shut off to your home.

A leak in your plumbing is one explanation for your high usage. If you do have a leak in your home, your water company won’t usually be paying to find or fix the leak. It’ll be your responsibility, or your landlord’s if you are renting.

You’ll want to put a stop to enormous water bills, but you’ll also want to track down your busted pipe before the water does damage to your cabinets, your walls, your ceilings, and your floors. Your family will also probably appreciate getting the normal water pressure back.

There are ways to investigate the potential for leaks yourself. You’ll want to notice any visible signs of mold or mildew or smells. Look for any pooling water around appliances and under sinks. Scan the walls and ceilings for any water stains. Use your ears to detect any dripping.

If you need to find that leak fast, it’s a good idea to contact Full Stack Plumbing of Orange County. Our skilled water detection team is fully licensed and certified to do an excellent job. They come fully insured. We also offer affordable prices and make sure you know everything you’ll be paying for upfront.

  • We use state-of-the-art leak detection equipment to locate leaks.
  • We also rely on the real-world experience of our highly skilled plumbers to track down leaking water.
  • We’ll check for leaks around outdoor spigots and in lines running into your home from the street.
  • We inspect indoor fixtures including bathtubs and showers. We also check out drains. We make sure the waterlines running into your fridge are dry.
  • We fix leaks and install new pipes and joints when necessary.
  • If a faucet is leaking, we can install a new one for you.
  • If your water heater is leaking we can help find repair options or install a new water heater for you.
  • Water damage repair. In some cases, we can repair the damage that a leaky pipe has caused, saving you a call to a contractor or repair crew.

These services may be the key to ending your string of high water bills and getting a utility company off your back.

Asking for a Water Bill Adjustment Because of a Leak

You may locate a leak, but the damage has been done. Your water bill could be enormous. Thankfully, there are steps you can take with some utility companies to avoid a financial hole.

Water departments might issue adjustments if you can prove that you found a leak and that a plumber has repaired it. An adjustment may provide a credit towards your next bill. Some utilities offer adjustments and some don’t.

If you are on the OWASA water system in Orange County you might be able to secure a refund. You can read more about OWASA’s bill adjustment policy here.

Contact a Skilled Orange County Leak Detection Plumber

A dripping sink, drain, or pipe isn’t something you should put up with. And it may grow into a very expensive problem if left unchecked.

The Full Stack Plumbing Chapel Hill Leak Detection Plumbers come to the rescue with quick repairs to make sure you can depend on your home’s plumbing again. It’s also the fastest way to stop the drain on your wallet in the form of a rising water bill.

Our team of licensed, trained, and fully insured plumbers is ready to trace your leaking water to the source and shut that leak down. Contact us for all of your plumbing needs at your Chapel Hill, Carrboro, or Orange County home.


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