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4 Signs Showing You Need to Re-Pipe Your Home

The housing market is on the rise right now, and more people than ever are looking to relocate. Home remodeling is also on a huge uptick, as people are spending more time at home with remote work and looking to refresh their living space! Before taking the dive into purchasing a home, or spending a full budget on new décor, you might want to consider your plumbing needs. If your home is 50+ years old, there is a good chance that your home needs a full home re-plumbing! Here are a few things to look out for that will tell you when it’s time to take the dive: 

Water That Is Discolored or Doesn’t Smell Right 

If your home needs to be re-piped you might see water that is red, brown, or yellow. This is a sign that your pipes are building up rust or other sediment. This could be harmful to you, so make sure to call a professional to take a look and evaluate to discover the next course of action. If your water also has a strange odor or taste, this is another sign of pipes deteriorating. It is critical that you call a plumbing professional right away! 

Consistently Leaky Pipes 

If your pipes are consistently leaking and you need to keep making repairs without an end in sight, this is a huge sign that your home needs re-piping. Usually, you will see your exposed pipes leaking first. By the time this occurs, it’s probable that other pipes have been leaking for much longer. Give an expert a call to evaluate the situation, and determine what is best for your home. 

Frequent Clogs 

Another huge sign that your plumbing system is deteriorating in your home is if you keep clogging your drains. Your older system might not be able to handle what you are putting down the drain – even if you’re careful. If you keep clogging your pipes, give a plumbing expert a call. They will be able to tell you exactly what needs to be fixed! 

Low Water Pressure 

If you turn your water on and the water pressure is not what it should be, this can be a sign that your plumbing system needs to be replaced. Sometimes this happens as a result of a poor connection that needs attention, but most times, it is a sign that you should have a plumbing expert come in and evaluate if you should have your home re-piped. 


Even if your home was built around the 1980’s and 1990’s, it could be time to consider a whole home re-piping, and keep an eye out for the above warning signs. Are you experiencing any of these warning signs right now? Before you buy that house or dive into any other kind of home remodeling, make sure you consider your plumbing situation to see if you need anything re-pipedIf it’s that time, or even if you need help in deciding, give the plumbing experts at Greenwood Plumbing a call at (401) 738-9245. Our professionals will be able to take a look at the situation and evaluate the best course of action! Visit us online to learn more at or to book an appointment.