Why Is the Water Running from My Taps Brown?
Free flowing water from taps in our home is used for many purposes including drinking, laundry and bathing. If you turn on taps to discover the water is discoloured, it is understandable to be concerned. Brown water may be a temporary issue that is quickly resolved however it can also indicate a plumbing problem.
Read on to learn what plumbing problems can cause the water from your taps to be brown including:
- Your Hot Water System Needs Repairing or Replacing
- Your Water Pipes Need Repairing or Replacing
- Issue with the Mains Water Supply
Your Hot Water System Needs Repairing or Replacing
Your hot water system can be the culprit of brown water. A simple test to do is turn on a cold tap only and check the water colour then do the same with the hot tap. If only the water running from the hot tap is brown it is a good indicator of a hot water system issue. Call a hot water plumbing professional to do an inspection and advise if the issue can be repaired or your hot water system needs replacing.
Your Water Pipes Need Repairing or Replacing
An issue with your water pipes can cause water to be brown. If you notice the water is brown when you first turn on a tap but after a minute or two it become clear, this could mean the pipes have corroded. The rust that has built up is flushed out when turning on your taps causing water to brown. Have a plumber inspect your pipes and advise the best action.
Issue with the Mains Water Supply
If you notice the water is consistently brown from all taps in your home it could indicate an issue with the mains water supply. Check with your neighbours if they too are experiencing the same and if it is a communal issue then report it to the water corporation to investigate.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water are your reliable plumbing professionals in Bunbury and the South West
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