5 Warning Signs that Your Plumbing System Needs Fixing

Clean water is an integral part of your daily routine. You need it for showering, washing the dishes, and keeping yourself hydrated. Without a reliable source of clean water, you’ll run into problems that will negatively affect your health and way of living.

The moment you encounter a problem with your piping system, call a plumber right away so that they can promptly deal with the situation. Trying to handle it on your own may just cause more trouble, especially if you’re clueless as to how a plumbing system works.

To help you spot the early signs of a problem, here is a list of common plumbing problems to keep an eye on:

1. Visible Wet Stains in Your Home

The moment you recognise wet stains forming on the ceiling, floors, or walls of your home, you should notify a professional plumber right away. It’s better to address the situation as early as possible before it leads to worse cases that may put your family at risk.

A wet spot indicates that a leak is present in your plumbing system. This isn’t normal, and it could potentially damage the structure of your home if left untreated. In the worst cases, your ceiling or walls may break apart.

2. Weak Water Pressure from Your Plumbing System

Your plumbing system shouldn’t just supply you with water; it should have enough pressure so that you can use it comfortably throughout your house. Having low water pressure may prevent you from performing even the simplest tasks, such as washing your hands.

Usually, low water pressure is a sign of a leak or clogged pipes. It also rarely goes away on its own. It may even end up affecting other pipes that will further worsen the problem. Before things get worse, make sure to call a plumber right away to perform the appropriate repairs.

3. You Have an Inefficient Drainage System 

An effective plumbing system should provide you with sufficient water and also let you dispose of it once you’re done. If your drains aren’t working properly, then something is definitely wrong. Again, it could be the result of clogged or damaged plumbing. Either way, the best solution is to call a professional who can identify the root cause and eliminate it for good.

4. Your Pipes are Producing Dirty Water

Having clean water in your home is crucial to your daily routine. That’s why it’s important to make sure your plumbing system is working properly at all times. If your taps start to produce dirty water, then they’re pretty much useless at that point.

More importantly, dirty water coming from your taps can be a serious health risk to your household. It might be that your pipes are contaminated with foreign debris or harmful pathogens—maybe even both. In any case, it’s a danger that needs immediate attention from a trained professional.

5. Accumulation of Rust on Your Pipes

Rusty pipes are a clear indication of a plumbing problem. If you see severe oxidation on your pipes and fixtures, you will need to call a plumber to replace them as repairs would be next to impossible.

It’s important that you get help quickly as rust has a tendency to spread. That way, you can enjoy clean, safe water at home and minimize the amount of money you will need to spend on fixing the problem.


When you are presented with a situation that gives you the option of either fixing it on your own or asking an expert for help, it’s best to go with the latter. This way, you can handle it quickly and correctly and prevent it from happening again.

Fantastic Plumbing offers an array of plumbing solutions, including emergency plumbing in Byron Bay. If you have any questions, get in touch with us! We’d love to assist you.

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