Signs Your Home’s Pipes Need to be Replaced

Discolored water running from the faucet.

If you're like most people, you probably don't think about your home's plumbing until there's a problem. And by then, it can be too late! That's why it's important to be aware of the signs that your pipes need to be replaced. In this blog post, Delco Storm & Sewer, LLC will discuss five common signs that indicate it's time for your pipes to be replaced. Keep an eye out for these signals, and if you notice any of them, don't hesitate to call our team!

Discolored Water

One of the most common signs that your pipes need to be replaced is discolored water. If you notice that the water coming out of your taps is no longer clear, it's a good indication that there's something wrong with your pipes. In most cases, discolored water often indicates that there is rust breaking off from your pipes and contaminating your water.

Visible Wear and Tear

Another telltale sign is visible wear and tear. If you can see cracks or breaks in your pipes, it's a good idea to have them replaced before they cause any further damage.

Decreased Water Pressure

Decreased water pressure is another sign that your home's plumbing needs attention. If you've noticed that it takes longer to fill up the tub or that the shower doesn't seem as powerful as it used to, it could be a sign of faulty pipes. You’ll want to check your water heater first to make sure it is still working properly. However, if you know your water heater isn’t the issue, then it might be your pipes causing the low water pressure.


Leaks are also a major problem when it comes to plumbing. If you notice any moisture around your pipes or wet spots on your walls, it's time to call our team at (610) 615-7054. Addressing leaks as soon as possible will reduce the chance of a high water bill and further damage to your home.

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are another common issue, and if you find yourself dealing with them more frequently than usual, it might be time to think about if your pipes are causing the issue. Every homeowner deals with a clogged drain at some point, but in some cases, the clogged drains are due to more serious issues with your pipes.

Don't wait until it's too late to get your pipes fixed! If you notice any of the above signs, be sure to contact Delco Storm & Sewer, LLC right away. We can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.