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Several of our customers have complained about brown water suddenly appearing from their taps at one time or another. If this has ever happened to you, it’s vital to know that there are a few different reasons for water discoloration.
The water may be perfectly safe to drink in most circumstances, but it may be contaminated and constitute a major health concern in others.
We’ll go over what causes brown water in your home, what you can do about it, and how to fix the problem so you may enjoy clean, clear water once more in this post. If the problem persists, contact the professionals at plumbing and gas school.
What’s the Deal with Brown Water?
Because silt, minerals, or rust have built up in the water mains over time, your water may appear brown. These sediments can break free and infiltrate your home’s water supply, generating brown or discolored water. If the water flowing out of your faucets appears brown, it could be due to neighboring building work or another event that has disturbed the deposits.
When this happens, all you have to do is wait a few hours for the water to clean out. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to hire a plumber who attended a plumbing class to figure out what’s causing the discoloration.
A recent pipe replacement in the home or broken water pipes is by far the most typical cause of brown water flowing out of residential plumbing systems. When rust gets into your water supply from the pipes, it turns brown. During repairs, the water pressure changes, which frequently dislodges loose deposits from the pipework.
Before a leak causes water waste, rusty or damaged pipes should be discovered. A licensed plumber from the plumbing and gas school can assist you in locating and repairing these pipes before they cause additional damage.
A build-up of minerals in the water lines is another common source of brown water. This is more common in households with well water or those that use a municipal water source with high mineral levels. These minerals can accumulate over time, causing the water to brown.
It may be required to clean out your water softener on a regular basis to remove mineral deposits. If you don’t already have one, you may need to get one installed to help with the problem.
Is Brown Water Poisonous or Dangerous?
No, your brown water is not usually harmful. Because of the reasons explained previously, the presence of iron is frequently the cause of brown water. Your tap water usually contains iron. It’s a naturally occurring element in the soil that’s not dangerous unless it’s in large amounts.
Although the water is not poisonous, we do not recommend drinking it. Rusty pipes lead to rusty water, which can promote bacteria. Rust can also cause pipes to burst, resulting in mold and mildew infestations that are hazardous to everyone’s health.
Worried about water discoloration?
If you have brown water in your home, it’s critical to address the issue as quickly as possible. A multitude of conditions can generate brown water, some of which are more problematic than others. The problem can usually be handled with a small amount of effort.
However, if the problem persists, you should seek professional help. Masters Plumbing and Gas School has a long history of assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues, including brown water. Call us right now at 508-274-9360 or at email@example.com.