The repair or replacement of pipes in your Denver home is best left to plumbing professionals. However, as a homeowner, you can and should perform regular inspections of your plumbing system to ensure they are in good working condition. While professional inspections should be conducted yearly, you can do your own checks on a monthly basis. Use your eyes and ears to detect signs of impending plumbing issues.
Make it a point to check the visible pipes in your home, such as those in the basement, crawlspaces, and utility rooms; and watch out for the following:
Stains. Check the walls and surfaces near the pipes for stains due to leaks. House Logic states that even without visible dripping, stains can be a sign of past leaks that make future problems likely.