Do you have plumbing leaks in your home? You might think that the answer to that question is no, but in reality, that is very unlikely. The data indicates that your average home loses about 20 gallons every day due to leaks. This might seem like a huge number, causing you to think that there must be a big leak to lose that much water, but in reality, it is just numerous small leaks that add up.

Of course, it can be very difficult to track down all these leaks and fix them, but it doesn’t hurt to give your plumbing system a good checkup to make sure that there aren’t any leaks that could lead to water damage in your home.

Most leaks are found around connections from one pipe to the next and around fixtures. You can make it part of your maintenance schedule to test for leaks under your sink by feeling the pipes. They should be dry, so if you find wetness, try to trace it back to where the leak is located.