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Maintaining good plumbing is essential to avoid costly damage and keep your home comfortable. Depending on the age of your home in Jackson, Mississippi, odds are your plumbing has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, many people wait until there’s a major problem before replacing their pipes. Stay ahead of the game and call a plumber if you see any of these signs that your pipes could use an upgrade:

Water Discoloration

A red flag for bad piping is discolored water coming out of them. If you don’t rely on a well to get your water, dark or discolored water could be a signal that plumbing system has corroded pipes. The discoloration is rust that has flaked off the piping and contaminated the water supply.

Low Water Pressure

There’s no doubt low water pressure can be a minor annoyance in the household. But it could be the signal of a major problem with your pipes.

The problem with low water pressure is that it can require an experienced professional to diagnose. Low pressure could signal a major clog in your plumbing system. You might also have pinholes or leaks in your foundation. No matter the case, you need it diagnosed right away.

Foul Smell

A foul smell coming from the water in your home could be a sign that it isn’t healthy to consume. The odor could be from bacteria growth in the pipes. When this occurs, you’ll need to replace the piping to stop the bacteria from spreading. Otherwise, you risk illness and other issues.


If you notice wet spots around your plumbing or know you have some leaky pipes, it’s vital to call a plumber to fix the leak and replace any necessary pipes. Replacement may be the best option, as leaking pipes usually mean other leaks may follow. Leaking pipes can lead to severe damage to the foundation of your home, which can result in costly repairs. Therefore, it’s important to repair or replacement them immediately.

Have you noticed any of these signs? Now’s the time to contact a plumber to see what replacing your plumbing may cost. Contact Dent Air Conditioning at 601-912-0535 today for an estimate.

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