Pine Grove, California
62 Ridge Rd
Sutter Creek, CA 95665
(209) 223-2204

5 Signs of Worn Pipes October 2, 2018

Pine Grove, Amador
5 Signs of Worn Pipes, Pine Grove, California

Over time, the home’s pipes will begin to wear down due to age. If left unaddressed for a long time, this can leave you needing extensive plumbing repairs. Luckily, there are several signs that will alert you to pipe wear, so you can call the plumber before the issues get serious.

5 Signs Aging Pipes Require Plumbing Repair or Replacement

1. Colored Water

As pipes age, they fall victim to natural processes, such as rust, the growth of algae, bacteria, and mold. If this has occurred in the plumbing system, you may begin to notice the tap water looking more colorful than it used to be. While you should always have a plumber inspect any changes in water color, black water is a sign of toxic mold growth and should be handled as a plumbing repair emergency.

2. Low Water Pressure

plumberWhen pipes age, they can weaken and crack, leading to leaks. Even small leaks can result in low water pressure in the sinks and shower, which can become a major inconvenience for the household over time.

3. Slow Drains

Aging plumbing can also become clogged with sediment and debris, which settle at the bottom and along the sides of the pipes. This restricts water’s ability to pass through, causing slow drainage in sinks and bathtubs.

4. Strange Sounds

Aging pipes may also start to make strange noises. Whether it’s banging, whistling, squeaking, or vibrating, these noises can be both annoying and nerve-wracking.

5. Smelly Water

Homeowners should be alert to smelly water coming from the plumbing. If you live in an older home, this could be the result of concentrations of metal that have been cast off in the pipes. Speak to a plumber about repairing the pipes and treating the water to ensure it’s safe to drink. 


Looking for a plumbing expert to assist with water leaks and toilet installation? Amador Plumbing in Sutter Creek, CA, has been the area’s top choice for plumbing repairs for more than 20 years. Their licensed plumbers have the training and experience to handle routine maintenance and emergency repairs in a timely fashion. If you live in Amador, Calaveras, or El Dorado County, schedule an appointment by calling (209) 223-2204. To learn more about their water heater or drain cleaning services, visit them online.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Amador Plumbing Co
3 Common Plumbing Concerns in Summer, Pine Grove, California
Summer is here, which means fun activities like barbeques and swimming. However, it also comes with a new set of potential plumbing issues than the colder months offered. From more
When to Replace Your Water Heater, Pine Grove, California
You rely on the water heater every day, which makes it an essential home appliance. Every homeowner should know how to tell when their water heater is on its last legs so more
5 Reasons to Avoid Chemicals for Drain Cleaning, Pine Grove, California
If you've got a slow or clogged drain, one of the DIY solutions available is to pour powerful drain cleaning chemicals down your pipes to dissolve the obstruction. While this may more
4 Plumbing Tasks to Leave to the Professionals, Pine Grove, California
When it comes to clogged toilets or water leaks, DIY repairs can sometimes be sufficient. However, more extensive tasks are usually better left to professional plumbers& more
What's the Difference Between Trenchless & Traditional Sewer Line Repairs? , Pine Grove, California
Because your sewer line is buried deep in your yard, the plumbing repair process has historically been complicated and expensive. Fortunately, improvements in industry more