Is Your Water Really Supposed to Look That Way?

Discolored Water: Causes, Fixes & Prevention


Discolored WaterUnfortunately, there are times when a homeowner will turn on their faucet and they will see discolored water coming out of it. At first, a person may feel a little bit scared. They may wonder if the water that is coming out is dangerous to their health. A person does not want to panic. However, they are going to want to call a professional plumber so that the problem can be diagnosed and then fixed.

What Are the Causes?

There are several different things that a plumber is going to look at when they are figuring out what is causing the water in the home to become discolored. The first place that we are going to look at is the water heater. If the water heater is not regularly maintained, different devices inside of it can begin to corrode. Or, the tank can become rusty. This is usually the culprit that is causing the discolored water. Something else that we will check for are buildups in the pipes, since this is another common cause of discolored water.

How Can It Be Fixed?

Plumbing ServicesFor the most part, this is a pretty simple problem for a professional plumber to fix. One of the easiest ways for us to determine if the problem is the water heater is to see if the water is discolored when only cold water runs through the pipes. If the cold water is clear, it is likely that the hot water heater is causing the problem. We will take a close look at the hot water heater and then go about fixing problems with it. If it is determined that mineral buildup is the cause of the discolored water, we will use the tools that we have at our disposal to take care of the problem.

How Do I Prevent It?

Once the problem has been diagnosed, we will be able to let you know how to go about preventing discolored water. If the hot water heater is the problem, homeowners will need to have it regularly maintained. If the water heater is over 10 or 15 years old, it may be a good idea to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. If mineral deposits were the cause of the discolored water, we may recommend that you have a water softener installed in the home. This will prevent the buildup of any future deposits in the piping network of the home.

Bring in a plumber into your Charlotte home to look over your plumbing system and make the necessary corrections. Call AAA City Plumbing at (704) 343-8409 today!