5 Signs Your House has a Major Plumbing Issue

We have all been in a situation where we have heard a tap leaking or have a toilet that will not flush properly, causing a mild panic to make sure it is not a plumbing issue. But how do you know if these signs indicate a major plumbing issue? Well, here at Enflame Heating and Plumbing, we have put together a list of 5 signs that you can look out for! 


Discoloured pipes

Take a look underneath your kitchen sink and if you are able to see any pipes that are discolouted, it means there is moisture present. This is often caused by a leak or water dripping from the sink and it is a serious plumbing issue that needs to be fixed by a professional plumber.

Increase in your water bill

An unexpected increase in your water bills usually indicates that something has changed in your plumbing system. If you have noticed a sudden increase, you may need to start looking into how you are using the water, have you recently watered the lawn a little bit more than usual? If you have not, you should start considering that there may be a potential leak in your plumbing system. 

Bubbling ceiling or wall paint

If you notice the paint on the wall or ceiling stating to bubble, it often means there is moisture present. This moisture may be due to a leak in the roof of the plumbingn system. When you notice this, you should hire a plumber and get it looked into as soon as possible before it causes a major damage to your property. 

Discoloured water

When you turn on the tap and the water is not clear, it is mainly due to a build up of rust or trapped are in the pipes. If the colour of water is green, it could be due to corrosion in the pipes. Discoloured water needs to be insepected by a fully qualified plumber! 

Slow drainage

A slow drainage is often caused by a block either near or inside the drain, if this does not get fixed, it could cause an issue in the future that will require more work to fix if left untreated. 

Our plumbers throughout Telford, Newport, Shrewsbury, Atterley and Shifnal will be happy to help with any plumbing issues you may be experiencing. Book our plumbing service by calling us on 07970973675!