When there’s a leak in your home, you’re not always going to know that it’s there. In fact, you’re lucky if your leak occurs in a place where it’s visible in plain sight. Most leaks will happen behind the walls or underneath the ground.
It’s estimated that there are 240,000 water-main breaks annually in the United States. That is a significant amount of water! But there’s nothing you can do except find and fix the leak as quickly as possible. This can be difficult in cities since most leak detection methods depend on hearing them.
But for your average residential neighborhood, you can rest assured that tracking down leaks is much easier. As long as you know what to look out for, you can greatly decrease the chance of being blindsided by a sudden leak.