Whether your regular inspection reveals a puddle under a pipe or you get an unpleasant surprise when you reach under your sink, leaks can be a costly nuisance. Leaks usually happen at joints, which is why commercial joint fillers and fitting compounds occupy plenty of shelf space in your local hardware store and in plumbers trucks. These products are a temporary fix, though; a permanent plumbing repair may mean replacing a length of pipe or its fittings.
Whether it’s a leak under your sink or in a water line, getting a plumber to your house is the best step. If the leak is progressing and beginning to get bad, then locate your water main and shut the water off completely until a plumber arrives. Identifying small leaks before they become major ones, is without question something that can save you money and loss to your possessions.