It can be worrisome to see discolored water coming out of your faucets. There are several possible reasons why this could be happening, but not all of them require the services of a professional plumber.
Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning, your trusted contractor for your furnace installation and AC replacement needs, also provides top-notch plumbing services to local homeowners. Here’s a look at what can cause your water to turn a peculiar color.
Rust and mineral buildup. If you’re living in an older home, chances are your pipes are made of galvanized iron or steel. Over time, their protective zinc coating wears off, causing them to rust due to water exposure. The residue from the rust turns the water a yellowish-red or brown color, which can stain your clothes and furniture and affect the color and taste of food. When this happens, replace the pipes with ones of a non-metal variety like PVC.
Algae buildup. Our air conditioning repair technicians have dealt with algae buildup inside condensate pans and condensation lines. The same thing can happen in your home’s plumbing system These naturally-occurring microbes can appear when a blockage in a filter or other part of the system builds up over time, resulting in greenish water flowing out of your faucets. Our experienced plumbers can find the source and clear your system of algae.
Mildew and tank leaks. Other colors you need to watch out for include black and blue. The former is a sign of mildew growth within your plumbing, while the latter is likely caused by disinfectant from your toilet tank leaking into your water supply. Should these problems arise, get in touch with your local plumbing company to take care of the problem once and for all.
Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning can handle your plumbing needs, from diagnosing water heater issues and repairing sewer problems to installing plumbing fixtures and checking gas lines. Count on us to provide you with high-quality AC and heating services as well. Call (440) 946-7863 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.