The Most Common Household Leaks (And How to Prevent Them)

One of the most frustrating problems a homeowner can deal with is household water leaks. They are not only a nuisance, but they can cause damages to the home that are costly in both time and money. Luckily most common household water leaks are easy to prevent with a few simple maintenance tips:

Household Appliances

One of the most common household water leaks can be appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and fridge due to the frequency of their use. Ageing and wear can increase the potential for water leaks. The best way to prevent your appliances from this happening is with a routine inspection.

Broken Pipes

Broken pipes are one of the main causes of household water leaks and can create a lot of damage to the integrity of a home. To prevent pipes from breaking, try not to block drains and keep an eye out for cracks or marks on your drains, especially around the changing of the seasons. If a pipe is leaking, make sure to call a trusted plumber.

Roof Leaks

The roof is another common source of household water leaks. Though they are a nuisance, fortunately, they are relatively preventable. We advise getting your roof cleaned seasonally and doing regular check-ups/sweeps of your gutters to prevent leaf and debris build up which can cause water to settle on the roof. It’s especially important to check that your roof is in tip-top shape before the winter season as leaks can be even more troublesome during this time of year.


No one wants to start or end their day with a leaking toilet or shower, but as easily the most used water features in a house, leaks are a common problem. Keep an eye out for excessive wear and tear of your toilet and shower and when leaks do occur, make sure to call a qualified plumber to avoid further damage.

Hopefully, this blog has given you a good idea of some of the most common household water leaks, along with a few useful tips on how to prevent them. For more information and advice, why not have a look at our other blogs?