BY ANNEMARIE HENSLEY
I love that working in real estate has taught me so much about how to help people with common homeownership issues. For example, have you ever had an unexpectedly high water bill?
Here’s a quick and easy way to troubleshoot the problem:
First, walk through your home and turn off all the faucets, tubs, showers, water supply lines to toilets and possibly your fridge– and then check the garden hoses outside too.
Next, locate your water meter. If you’re not sure where it is, check the front of the house, near the street (if you’re in a condo- just call the property manager!). Once you’ve found the meter, there should be a cover that you open and a valve inside that you can turn with an adjustable wrench or channel lock pliers. (Or,