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Why is Your Water Discolored?

One of the most perplexing problems people have in their homes is wondering why their water becomes discolored. While many times the problem can be easily explained and fixed, there are circumstances that are more complex and potentially hazardous to a person's health.

No matter what situation arises from discolored water, it's best to always contact a Trinity plumber to let them assess the situation and provide their expertise in solving the problem. If you have discolored water in your home and wonder what is causing the problem, here are several reasons for it and what can be done to put an end to the inconvenience and worry.

Trinity, FL Water Filtration ServicesBlue-Green Water

Water that turns bluish-green often means certain metals, such as brass and copper, are slowly leaking into the water by way of plumbing fittings. When this happens, a dangerous health situation has evolved, since the water has in effect been poisoned and will be useless until repairs are made.

A Trinity plumber should be called to test the water for levels of these metals, as well as make repairs to the fittings as quickly as possible. Even after repairs are made, testing should still be conducted to ensure no contamination remains. But to be safe, the water should not be used for drinking or cooking purposes until testing results say otherwise.

Pink Water

The idea of pink water may sound pretty to some, but to those who have it they would gladly give it up. Pink water is a sign of hard water, and usually means there are high levels of iron in the water supply.

A common issue for people who own wells, it can be fixed rather easily by a plumber. Most often, the addition of high-potency water softeners as well as additional chemicals can bring the iron levels down. If you've got a pink ring around your bathtub, this is most likely the problem.

Dirt and Mold

Water that is extremely brown in color indicates dirt or even mold has gotten into the water. While dirt can get in through cracks in the water line or due to having some dirt get in the lines of homes that are newly constructed, mold can be the result of cracks in the line or extremely old pipes. In either case, plumbers can inspect the lines and make repairs as necessary in order to prevent the problem from occurring again anytime soon.

If your water is discolored in your Trinity, FL home, call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 today, and we'll solve the problem for you!