My parents & I experienced something rather scary in our home 1 day about 20 years ago. The three of us were resting quietly in the living room watching a random sitcom on television right before bed. From what I remember, we had just finished dinner & it was the small period of downtime before I was expected in bed each night. I’ll never forget what I heard moments later—it started as the sound of wood creaking under pressure, however was magnified by 100 times & then was immediately followed by the sound of drywall exploding & a rush of water coming out from behind it. Every piece of affected drywall & wood was black & it smelled horrendous. The years since have done nothing to assuage myself and others in regards to pipe leaks & plumbing problems in our house. I have a plumber diligently inspect as much as he can visibly see at least twice a year. I spend a considerable chunk of money on just paying to have our vents & pipes snaked with a camera to check for cracks or breaks. But, little did I know, this entire time I was on the verge of a water leak in our Heating, Ventilation, & A/C air handler. My professional thankfully found the problem with our condensate line while in his last repair inspection. He said I was a few mornings away from having water backup into the wall next to our air handler indoors, creating a miniature version of what I experienced with our family so several years ago. I was really shocked that this was 1 additional area where I needed to focus our attention, & I had gone so several years completely ignorant to this fact. Although I was ecstatic our professional found it, I nearly had a heart attack when he told me.