What to Do When Your Water Is Discolored: Understanding and Addressing the Issue

At Parks Plumbing, we understand that encountering discolored water from your taps can be concerning. It’s crucial to address this issue not only to ensure your water is appealing but also to guarantee its safety for everyday use. Here’s what you need to know about discolored water and the steps you can take to resolve it.

Identifying the Cause of Discolored Water

Discolored water can appear in various shades, ranging from brown, yellow, to red. Understanding the different causes can guide you in finding the right solution:

  1. Rust and Iron Buildup: Older pipes made of iron or steel can corrode over time, leading to rusty water. This is often indicated by a reddish-brown color.
  2. Sediment in the Water Heater: If the discoloration is more noticeable when using hot water, the issue might be sediment buildup in your water heater.
  3. Municipal Supply Issues: Sometimes discoloration can result from maintenance or issues in the municipal water supply system.

Steps to Take If You Experience Discolored Water

  1. Determine the Scope: Check if the discoloration appears only when using hot water, or at specific faucets, or if it affects both hot and cold water throughout your home. This step can help pinpoint if the issue is with your internal plumbing or with the water supply.
  2. Flush Your System: Often, running the cold water faucets for a few minutes can help clear out any dislodged sediment or rust.
  3. Check and Clean Your Fixtures and Appliances: Screens and aerators on your faucets can trap particles, which can also cause discoloration. Cleaning these can sometimes resolve the issue.
  4. Inspect Your Water Heater: If the problem is primarily with hot water, your water heater may need to be inspected and possibly flushed to remove sediments.

When to Call a Professional

If the above steps do not clear the discoloration, it may be time to call in the professionals. Parks Plumbing offers a range of services that can help:

  • Comprehensive Plumbing Inspections: Our team can assess your entire plumbing system to locate the source of the problem using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.
  • Pipe Repair and Replacement: If old or corroded pipes are the cause, we can repair or replace the affected sections to ensure clean, clear water.
  • Water Heater Maintenance: We provide maintenance services for water heaters, which can include flushing the system to remove buildup.

Customer Satisfaction and Reliability at Parks Plumbing

At Parks Plumbing, your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We offer reliable, timely services designed to address your specific needs, backed by a satisfaction guarantee. Our team of certified professionals is ready to ensure your plumbing system delivers the best quality water possible.

Don’t let discolored water disrupt your daily routine. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you resolve this issue promptly and efficiently. Trust Parks Plumbing to restore the clarity and quality of your home’s water supply.