We all have leaky pipes at one time or another in our lifetimes. And while this subject appears to be general in nature, it’s actually more specific than you might think. Note that the vast majority of water supply line piping in homes now is made out of copper.
If you find one of your water supply line pipes leaking, the first thing you will want to do is to attempt to stop the leak until you can have the pipe permanently repaired or replaced. And hopefully, the leaking pipe in question is exposed where you have access to it, like under a sink or up in your basement ceiling for instance. If not, you may have to do a little work to uncover the pipe, such as removing a section of drywall or plaster, or even a section of floor or ceiling.