3 Signs That Your Plumbing Pipes May Be in Need of Replacement

Pipe Replacement

Maintaining the plumbing pipes in your Wolfforth, Texas, home is crucial to staying comfortable and avoiding leaks or water damage. Unfortunately, plumbing pipes can wear down over time or become damaged, leading to problems you may not even see. If you notice discolored water, low water pressure, or a bad smell or taste to your water, it may be a sign that your pipes need to be replaced.

Discolored Water

The water coming from your pipes should always be clear. If there is any sort of discoloration, this is definitely a red flag. If the water coming out is dark, it could be an indication of corrosion along your pipes. Not only does this cause rust to get into your water supply, but it can also lead to clogging.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure may only seem like a minor inconvenience, but it may often indicate a serious problem with your pipes. Issues can range from a simple clog to leaks along the line. If leaks are the problem, you’ll need to find the area leaking and have your pipes replaced to prevent water damage to the frame or foundation of your home.

Bad Smell or Taste

The water coming from your tap should be odorless and clean. If the taste is foul, or you notice a strange odor coming from the water, it could be a sign that it’s time for a pipe replacement. The likely culprit is bacteria that has entered into your pipes and spread through your system. Bacteria can get into your system from corrosion or through cracks in the pipes. New pipes will eliminate bacteria and restore your water’s taste.

Don’t let plumbing problems continue unchecked. If you notice any of the signs listed above, contact us at 806-589-1014. One of our BTAC plumbing specialists will help diagnose your issue and determine if a pipe replacement can help correct the problem.

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