Telltale Signs That a Plumbing Upgrade May Be Needed in Your Texas Home

plumbing upgradeAre you seeing signs that you need a plumbing upgrade? You may be without even knowing it. When home systems like cooling or heating equipment go into decline, the evidence is often hard to miss. Plumbing incurs wear and tear steadily over the years just like other household components. However, the hints that a plumbing upgrade is in your immediate future may be less obvious. That is, until something dramatic happens, like a supply line rupture that causes expensive water damage.

Don’t be taken by surprise. Inspect your plumbing once a year and ask a qualified plumber for a professional opinion if you’re seeing signs like the following.

Unexplained Wall Stains or Wet Spots That Never Dry

You may be able to associate these with an obvious ongoing leak nearby, but maybe not. Supply lines leaking inside wall voids, for example, may drip down and stain drywall or ceilings far from their origin.

Evidence of Leakage and Deterioration in Pipes

These include discoloration, stains and mineral residue from leaks that may have dried up. Pinhole leaks in supply lines sometimes spontaneously seal themselves. However, the internal corrosion and deterioration goes on unseen and a major rupture may still result. Always contact a plumbing professional as soon as possible if you notice changes in water supply lines.

Visible Leaks That May Indicate Hidden Leaks Elsewhere

All plumbing in a house tends to age at a consistent rate. Therefore, if degradation and leakage is evident in a span of plumbing you can easily see, you may assume that other pipes you can’t see are deteriorating as well.

Changes in Water Quality

If the visual appearance of water takes on a rusty appearance or taste, particularly from a tap that’s been shut off for a while, that’s a red flag for internal deterioration in the water supply line.

For more about signs that you may need a plumbing upgrade, check out Bruce Thornton A/C’s plumbing solutions or call 806-589-1014.

Image Provided by

Serving Areas

We are proud to offer service to all of Lubbock, TX and surrounding areas, including:

  • Abernathy
  • Amherst
  • Anton
  • Brownfield
  • Crosbyton
  • Dickens
  • Floydada
  • Hale Center
  • Idalou
  • Lamesa
  • Levelland
  • Littlefield
  • Lorenzo
  • Lubbock
  • Meadow
  • Morton
  • Muleshoe
  • New Deal
  • New Home
  • O’Donnell
  • Olton
  • Petersburg
  • Plainview
  • Post
  • Ralls
  • Ransom Canyon
  • Ropesville
  • Shallowater
  • Slaton
  • Smyer
  • Southland
  • Sundown
  • Tahoka
  • Tokio
  • Welch
  • Whiteface
  • Wilson
  • Wolfforth
  • Woodrow


(806) 589-1014 - Call us today!

24-Hour Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Heating Repair

With more than 50 years’ experience providing heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for residential and commercial customers, we at Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning are proud to be the South Plains TX area’s comfort specialists. We specialize in system replacement, preventive maintenance and repair, all with the goal of keeping your heating, cooling, refrigeration and plumbing systems functioning at maximum efficiency.


We are your one-stop provider.

We are always at your service.

We’re highly qualified.

We do up-front pricing.

We stand behind our work.

What Customers Love About Us

Michael Villarreal
Michael Villarreal
January 15, 2024
Had Tony come in (BROSIG'S Custom Taxidermy) he was fast,professional, friendly and informative. Got us back up and running
CM Livingston
CM Livingston
December 20, 2023
I am so thankful for BTAC and the guys they sent out to repair a major hot and cold water leak under our slab. They knew what they were doing, and were very professional and polite, and I might add compassionate. They are an asset to the company!
Jason Crites
Jason Crites
August 26, 2023
Joshua K is amazing he came out after hours and had a simple fix that got our AC fixed right away!
Rick Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez
August 13, 2023
To the credit of BTAC and it's management, I had a frustrating experience with them on a call out for a problem with a blower motor. I made my opinion known and contacted them through email to express it. They responded, sent out new technicians and made it right. That doesn't happen very often these days, and it's good to see a company show it cares about that. If you call these folks to come out, and your experience is what you expected, let them know, they'll work with you. 👍
James Voyles
James Voyles
July 27, 2023
Luis was an incredible technician. Very professional and friendly! Can’t recommend him enough. Also prompt service, thanks for the help!
Cad Dunlap
Cad Dunlap
June 8, 2023
I'm new to the Lubbock area and Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning was the first company we called. They had someone at our house to help in an hour and the service man had our AC fixed in 30 minutes. Their customer service was great from the receptionist who answered the phone to the hvac professional who fixed our AC!
June 1, 2023
Luis was great. Fast, efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you!

Open 24/7

24-hour Emergency Service Available

Lubbock HVAC Professionals

Contact Us

Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning
128 Slaton Road
Lubbock, Texas 79404


Phone: (806) 589-1014

State HVAC License: TACLA00112807C
State Plumbing License: M40449

Amana is a registered trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies and is used under license to Goodman Company, L.P., Houston, TX. All rights reserved.

Emergency Plumbing, A/C, & Refrigeration Repair Services in Lubbock, TX - Call Us Now!