Signs you need a plumber - JF Plumbing

It is much easier to ensure a problem does not happen in the first place than to need a plumber because preventative measures were not taken. Here we go through the different signs you might need a plumber and a helping hand.

Why would I need a plumber?

Plumbers are normally there to help out when we can’t entirely fix the plumbing issue within our homes. Home flooding and plumbing disasters can happen to anyone, so it’s important you know who to call when you have a problem. You should be making a conscious effort to help prevent any bathroom or kitchen plumbing disasters from happening such as ensuring non-flushable items are thrown away rather than flushed down the toilet, as this will only lead to one thing, a flooded bathroom. There are a whole host of reasons you might need a plumber at any time, but here we will tell you our top call out reasons.

Changing water colour

Clearwater is something we will often see coming through our pipework, but on a rare occasion, you might notice brown water coming through the tap. If there is anything but clear water running through your home, this can be an indication that there is something wrong. If you are noticing brown water coming through the tap, then this could be build up of iron or potential issues with your heater. If you do have iron in the pipework, this often forms as rust which will then run through the water. While it may look disgusting, it can also act as a health hazard to you and your family. If you are noticing it in the shower or in the kitchen, this can also indicate that your hot water tank has rust formed within it.

Unfortunately, rust can appear at any time, and if not dealt with adequately it can become significantly worse at a quick rate. If you do find your tap water has gone a funny colour or your bathing in coloured water that isn’t from your bath bomb, then you should probably contact plumbers Milton Keynes.

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Low water pressure

Are you experience a low flow in the toilet, is it flushing well? You may find that the toilet and sink are not releasing water quick enough. Low water pressure can be caused by a range of issues from clogged toilets to leaks somewhere down the pipeline. First things first, we would normally recommend screwing off the aerator, giving it a clean and removing the gunk then screwing the faucet back on. However, if this does not solve the issue then this is a good indication there is something else wrong such as damaged pipework. If you do find yourself in this predicament, we always recommend calling in a professional plumber. This is not the kind of thing you want to try to fix as things can go wrong very quickly, meaning you could flood your home as well as causing more damage to your plumbing system.

Water bills have dramatically increased

If you have noticed the price of your household water bills have increased, but you and the family are using the same amount of water as before then you may have a plumbing issue within your home you may not be aware of. A spike in energy bills often occurs when you have an unnoticed leak; this does not always have to be a visible one if it is not visible it could be causing havoc within your home.

Water damage can be rather significant resulting in a variety of different costs from plumbers to decorators. If you do notice your energy bills increase it is highly recommended you speak to plumbers in Aylesbury.

Leaking air valve

If you are noticing wet patches in the ceiling the chances are the air valve has leaked, this is normally located on the pipe which makes its way from the heating system. There are a number of ways you can prevent this from happening; one is by having plumbers Buckingham attend to carry out a radiator and heating survey. By doing so, they can assess if there are any potential problems with your plumbing systems and resolve them before they become a real issue.

Dripping faucets and showerheads

If you have taps or shower heads which are dripping a significant amount you could having a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed. A leak that drips once every second could be wasting you around 3,000 gallons of water a year. A dripping faucet can not only be damaging to the environment, but it can also cost you a lot more in your water bills. Drips are normally caused with internal parts if the faucet or shower head which may require replacement.

dripping taps


If you find that when you are sitting relaxing with no one using any of the water systems in your home you can still hear noises such as gurgling or water through your pipes, there may be a potential problem. It is normally a sign you have a leak somewhere within your home, this along with visible water, can cause a range of problems for your home and the cost of your water bills.

Water pooling

Everyone dreads walking into a room to find pools of water; there is nothing worse. However, if you do find random pools of water appearing with no explanation, you may have an underlying plumbing issue. Sometimes it is not always obvious where the leak is coming from which might be where plumbers Northampton come in to lend a helping hand. Pooling may not always be just on the floor; you may notice dripping from the ceiling, or you may find large damp or wet sections of the wall. Find out how water damage can be catastrophic to your home by reading RA Heating & Plumbing’s article on Everything you need to know about water damage.

Why should I contact a plumber

Not everything can be solved by you, in some cases, you will need the help of a qualified plumber. The last thing you want to do is cause yourself more damage and incur more costs down the line by not doing something correctly.

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