Plumbing leaks are the trifecta of obnoxious home problems. They’re difficult to detect, can cause quite a bit of damage, and are incredibly common in homes across the country. So, what can you do to protect yourself against the likelihood of leaks showing up in your own home’s plumbing system? Well, we have good news and bad news on that front.
The bad news is that there is little you can do to protect against any leaks forming at all. Most leaks are caused by corrosion or oxidization, which are chemical reactions due to the interaction with your pipes and elements in the surrounding area. There’s not much you can do about that, but what you can do is detect leaks as early as possible so you can limit the damage. The best way to do this is to call for plumbing maintenance at least once every year or two. In between those appointments, you should keep an eye out for some specific signs that your system is leaking.