Don't be fooled into thinking a minor leak is a minor problem. Even the smallest leaks can turn into costly water bills and result in major damage.
Turn off the main water valve and then check the water meter outside your home. Is it still moving? If so, water is flowing somewhere and it's time to investigate.
A sudden or large fluctuation in your water bill for unknown reasons could be a tip off to one or more water leaks. Even if you don’t see obvious evidence of water damage, a bigger water bill probably means water is leaking somewhere.
Water detection gadgets and devices can detect water leaks or failures of appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters and sump pumps.
Appliances are where most water leaks begin. You could prevent thousands of dollars in damage by doing a simple inspection once a year. It only takes about 10 minutes.
Just because there is no plumbing in a room doesn't mean there is no chance for water to find its way in. Water gets in from damaged roofs, seeps in through wet foundations, and can appear where you least expect it – especially following a storm. Learn how to check your home for storm damage to help prevent water leaks.
Leaks and burst hoses and pipes are the leading cause of water damage in the home. The most common reasons for leaks and bursts are:
Learn how to test your home's water pressure.