Why is Your Water Discolored?

August 5, 2016

When you fill up a glass of water in a clear glass, you expect to see through the container without any hint of hue. However, from time to time, some homeowners may have the unfortunate surprise of seeing that their clear water has changed colors.

In fact, there are a number of common colors that water may be, including pink, blue, green or even black in some cases. While not all are a cause for concern, they all can be damaging in some way and should be treated by a plumber.


Rust in the Water


If your water has turned a tint of red, orange or yellow hues, there is a good chance that you have rust in your system. This may be coming from rust in the hot water heater if it is only when you are using hot water. It may also be from pipes outside of your house or inside the house. While relatively harmless, it can stain clothes and plumbing features. Therefore, you may want to call Clear Drain Plumbing for assistance with treatment.


Issues With Copper or Brass Fittings​


If you have an older home with copper or brass plumbing fixtures, you may have noticed that the water has hints of blue or green in it. This is a sign that there is an issue with these fixtures or fittings, and the issue can pose a health problem. In fact, it can lead to serious kidney issues if not corrected, so call Clear Drain Plumbing at the first sign of blue or green water.


If you have noticed signs of any colors in your home's drinking water, it is wise to have Clear Drain Plumbing diagnose the issue and to repair it!

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