Just like in medicine, sometimes the smartest play is prevention. The same is true when it comes to your home fixes – like plumbing. One of the easiest ways to detect a problem is to check your water bill. When your water bill spikes unexpectedly, take notice. As long as you haven’t been filling up swimming pools or taking four showers a day, this could be an indicator that you have a leak. This leak could even be in a place you wouldn’t notice, such as in the tank of a toilet. Evena small drip could add dozens of dollars to your bill, and predict a catastrophic failure. If you see such a discrepancy in your bill, it may be time to call a plumber to check the problem out. You could save yourself a lot of money by preventing a major problem!