Knowing where to look for and what causes water damage can help you prevent serious damage to your home.  A good understanding of invisible causes of water damage can provide you with not only great techniques to prevent this damage but will also help you save money and keep your home in good shape, preserving its value for years to come. Areas to look for water leaks include:  appliances, basements, heating and cooling systems, pipes, and plumbing fixture.  Have your thorough check of your home’s plumbing once a year.  This can help prevent any water leaking issues.  Also, if you suspect a leak have it checked out by a plumber immediately.  A periodic inspection can also help prevent the high-cost restoration projects that occur after water related disasters.