Pipe Replacement Warning Signs

In the last post, we explored some questions about how long pipes are supposed to last. The types of pipes used in your home can have a significant impact on how long they’re predicted to last. (Visit our previous post for details!). We also talked about the best times for pipe replacement, such as it being a good idea to get pipework done during the remodeling process.


In this post, we are going to discuss some of the symptoms of rotting or leaking pipes, which are situations when you’ll want to call The Bosworth Company as soon as possible. Some pipe types, like cast iron, should last from 75 to 100 years. Unfortunately, things like pipe joints, fittings, and other factors that go beyond the material of the pipe itself can cause life expectancy to vary greatly.

Leaks, cracks, and corrosion are all signs of faulty plumbing. That means any sort of water damage in your home should be a warning sign. Signs of a leak can include water, water stains or even just damp areas (especially if there’s dampness around toilets, appliances or sinks). Water damage and warped flooring could also be evidence of a leak. If water damage stains appear to be rust-colored, that can be further proof of corroded pipes.

Low water pressure (and we know you’ll notice if it’s in the shower!) can be a sign of a clog. If you hear a gurgling sound from your drain, that’s a bad sign too.


One of the tricky things about knowing whether you need pipe repair or pipe replacement is that you can’t see most pipes! When it’s time to inspect them, it’s necessary to call an expert. The Bosworth Company will do what it takes to detect the problem. Whether it’s looking for damp areas in your crawl space, or snaking your drain, we’ll find out what’s causing the issues with your plumbing and repair it for a reasonable price. When you spot an issue, give us a call at 432-570-5233 to set an appointment or schedule one online! The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always.