Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Blog |

Your plumbing system is a vital component of your home, which is why you have to go out of your way to ensure that it is always in its best condition. But how do you go about it? Well, you keep your eyes on the signs!

So what signs are we talking about? Well, we asked around a bunch of plumber services in Melbourne to see what they told us. And from that, they provided us with a few key pointers in what you have to look for in your water system!

You Are Having Leaks All Over

One leak every now and then could just be a problem with the tap or a pipe. But if you are noticing that there are leaks all over your home, and more importantly, notice that there are wet patches on your walls, you could be facing bigger problems than you realised. Consistent and numerous leaks indicate that there are some serious problems with the fabric of your plumbing system. And if you let this go on any longer, you could be facing some serious problems down the line.

Your Water Smells

Does the pouring water from your tap smell funny? Does it have an unnatural smell to it? Well, that is not uncommon if your water system is having problems. It could mean there is a leak somewhere in your system or worse, bacteria has started to build up. If you are noticing that your water smells in an unnatural way, take a break and start the process to call a professional to help you with the problem.

Your Hot Water System Isn’t Working

While not necessarily a problem with your water system, but if you having problems with your hot water, it means that your heater is going down the drain (no pun intended there). Living without hot water isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but managing it is important when it comes to certain aspects of your life: cleaning dishes, showering and washing your clothes. If this starts to happen, start the process of getting it fixed.  

You Water Has A Horrible Colour

This is considered a ‘red alert’. If you see that the water coming out of your shower has any colour, barring the clear colour of water, then you have major problems. This could indicate that there are serious issues with your sewage system (with the perspective of sewage water coming back up your system), that you have a major blockage (forcing the water to mix with blockage and come back up) or that you have a leak somewhere and that fuses the water together. If you notice that your water has a horrible colour, stop using it immediately and starting calling plumbers in Melbourne to help you.