Do you see water showing up somewhere it is not supposed to? Is there a good reason to believe it is coming from your plumbing system? It is smart to determine this and stop the leak as soon as possible. Mold can form in wet environments in 24 to 48 hours.
If you can determine the leak is from a water line then watch this video to see how to shut down either the individual fixture or the whole house.
If you can see the leak is from a drain line then stop using that fixture until it can be repaired. What if you cannot see the leak because it is behind a wall? Click here to Meet Flo! This device can easily be installed by our professional plumbing contractors and will help you learn about leaks in a water line even when it is behind a wall!
Tip: You can sometimes determine if you have a leak in your water system by monitoring your water meter. Be sure no water is running in the home, including flushing a toilet, then check your meter to see if it is still moving. If so then water is passing through it and because nothing is being used it is leaking out somewhere!
Water travels the path of the least resistance so it could be showing up one place but originating from another place, several feet away. Besides the possibility of property damage and the formation of mold, leaks waste water!