This seems obvious, but the tricky thing about your plumbing is that sometimes a problem isn’t so obvious- until it becomes a catastrophe. It’s also true that you’re focused on many other things in your daily life, and you can easily miss and continue to miss small signs of a plumbing leak around the home. Leaks can sometimes be forming for quite a while before they make themselves known, and so it’s important to spend some time looking for signs of leaks or other potential issues. Has your water usage gone up pretty considerably from the last period without a good explanation for it? Can you spot a damp or miscolored area on a floor, wall, or ceiling? Take some time to inspect your home. Spotting and taking care of a plumbing leak now in its infancy could end up saving you a lot of pain in repairs down the road.