Leaky faucets and pipes cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars when not fixed. Not only do you pay for all the extra water slowly dripping down the drain, but the areas around the leak may also be damaged. Leaky joints can ruin ceilings, walls and carpets. Leaking roofs can potentially ruin the structural integrity of your home itself though this is a pretty extreme, and when applicable, fairly obvious.
Take a moment to look over your less obvious leak points (like the water heater) and another moment to really look at your shower, sink or bathtub. Craftsman Direct provides home maintenance checks. And this week, sponsored by the City of Durham, advice and displays are at local home improvement stores.