Every homeowner fears the day when their home is flooded by water or a burst pipe. Not only will you have to fix the plumbing problem, but you also need to protect your possessions.
Pipes should not be allowed to freeze. If cold-water pipes are not drained, they can freeze in direct contact with exterior walls. When you go on vacation, shut off the water supply. Insulate exterior walls to prevent freezing pipes and inspect the condition of insulation.
Check all pipes for signs of corrosion, buckling or water pooling in your home. It is crucial to replace small parts: Water could be leaking from the faucet. This could be a worn washer or gasket, O-ring, or a leaky faucet.
Water heater maintenance: Over time, the lining of your heater may corrode and allow water to leak from the base. If it is, you should have your water heater repaired by the original manufacturer. Check the connections of pipes. You may need to call a professional to have your drain checked and diagnosed.