Discolored or Cloudy Water? Call Thousand Oaks Plumbing!
Seeing your home’s water change from crystal clear to cloudy, milky, yellow, red, green or brown can be very alarming. While not all discolored water is harmful to drink, it does send a signal that something is going on with your home’s plumbing system. The water quality experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing can analyze your water, find the source of the problem and make recommendations to get your water flowing clear again.
Why Is My Water Discolored?
Here are some of the most common reasons for discolored water in your home:
Disturbance In The Water Supply
Breaks in the city’s main line, main line maintenance or nearby construction can stir up minerals, sediments and rust that reside in your local water supply. If the water doesn’t clear on its own in a couple of hours, it might be a problem with your home’s plumbing.
Water Heater Needs Flushing
Sediment builds up in water heater tanks over time. Draining and flushing tanks once or twice a year can help extend the life of your water heater.
Minerals & Sediment In Pipes
If your water looks rusty, yellow or red, it may contain excess iron or manganese. These tiny metallic mineral deposits enter your water system from a variety of sources and may affect its color, taste and smell.
Air In Pipes
Air bubbles trapped in or moving through water can give it a milky or cloudy appearance.
Damaged or Aging Pipes
Cast iron and lead pipes rust and corrode over time. Rust and other pipe materials flake off and enter the water stream.
Organic Material In Pipes
When dirt, tree roots, mold, algae or other materials enter your pipes, it can affect the color, clarity and safety of your water supply.
Do I Need a Plumber?
If you are handy, you might be able to repair simple problems like a loose screw or damaged washer. But there are many different types of faucets and each one operates different and requires unique parts. The best way to get your leaking or dripping faucet fixed is to enlist the help of a professional plumber.