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Signs You Need Pipe Repair

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Rusty, outdated pipes.

Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibilities. You’re basically tasked with making sure your home is properly functioning at all times, and that includes maintaining your home’s plumbing system. If you’ve ever had plumbing problems, you probably know that the longer you wait to get them repaired, the more expensive they can get. However, pipe repair can be one of the most costly repairs you need done, especially if you don’t act immediately.

Damaged pipes can not only waste tons of water which will cause your water bill to skyrocket, but they can also result in expensive repairs that your wallet might not be prepared for. In this blog, Bartlett & Steadman will be sharing a few signs that your pipes need to be repaired. Keep reading to find out!

Low Water Pressure

You need decent water pressure to complete your daily tasks. Between showering, washing the dishes, and cleaning the house, low water pressure will only cause a serious inconvenience for you. Oftentimes, a decrease in water pressure can be a quick fix, but other times it can signal an issue with your pipes. Before your water pressure continues decreasing, give us a call at (781) 365-5828 to diagnose the problem. Again, it could be a simple fix, but in case there’s a bigger issue, it’s best to seek help from a professional.

Random Puddles in Your House

Are there random wet spots in your house? Water stains on your walls, ceilings, or floors are the perfect recipe for mold and mildew growth when they are left ignored. When you see an unexplained water stain or puddle in your home, don’t wait until it worsens to call Bartlett & Steadman. The unexplained leaks could indicate a bigger problem in your pipes, so contact us right away for repairs.

Rust-Colored Water

When you go to fill up a glass of water, brush your teeth, or do the dishes, it can be quite alarming to see brown or yellow water coming out of the faucet. If work is being done on your main water lines, sometimes the water will come out rusty and it takes a few seconds to become clear again, but if the water is consistently rusty looking, there is a bigger issue at hand. When pipes begin to age, they can deteriorate, causing the metal inside of them to essentially break off and run into your water supply. No one should be drinking or cleaning with rusty water, so let us know right away if you think your pipes are deteriorating.


It can be difficult to notice when your pipes are going through general wear and tear because they are most likely buried under the foundation of your home or behind the walls. So, it’s understandable how you might not see any damaged pipes since you aren’t exactly looking at them as you walk around your house. However, if you have visible pipes in areas of your home such as the basement, you can notice corrosion, discoloration, and other issues much easier. If the visible pipes in your basement are corroded, this most likely means the pipes you can’t see are also corroded.

Outdated Pipes

Like any other part of your home such as your appliances and fixtures, pipes also become outdated and are not meant to last forever. Although many types of pipes can last up to 80 or 100 years, if you know yours are way past their age limit, it’s time to consider replacing them. The professionals at Bartlett & Steadman can offer recommendations on the best route to take in terms of the replacement.

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues and think it’s time to have our team come take a look at your pipes, give us a call at (781) 365-5828 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your service!