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What To Do When Your Water Turned Brown?

September 18, 2022

What To Do When Your Water Turned Brown?

Water discoloration is a rare event seen by homeowners. Most likely, the disgusting look in the water has scared you and led you to read this article. Thankfully, you are in luck because, throughout this article, we will go through what causes the discoloration, how to try to get rid of it yourself, and how Beall Contracting can help.

What Causes the Discoloration?

There are specific reasons water may be discolored. Let’s go through some of these to learn more about them and whether they are dangerous. Firstly, the most common reason water may be discolored is that you may recently have had a pipe replacement by a plumber. The discoloration is normal and is said to go away if you follow the content in the section below. Secondly, certain minerals are heavier than water, causing them to sit in the pipelines while water flows. The lack of these minerals gives it that look. These waters are not dangerous unless the iron or manganese is at high or low levels. However, it isn’t recommended to drink them. Lastly, just like the first reason, another reason for brown or discolored water can be due to construction around your house. The discoloration is caused by the construction disturbing the deposits.

Trying To Get Rid of the Brown Water

Try following these simple steps to get rid of your discolored water. If these don’t work, read the skip to the next section.

Firstly, run cold water from your tap for at least ten to fifteen minutes. Don’t run warm water in the first step, as this can worsen the situation. If the water is still brown, wait a few hours and repeat the process. If that didn’t work, then we would have to identify where the problem was. The problem comes from your water heater if the water is discolored when you turn on warm water. This occurs when the inside of the water heater is rusted. In this case, call a professional plumber to learn more about your situation.

When Should You Be Worried?

Like we said above, brown or discolored water isn’t something to worry or stress about. However, while the water is not toxic or poisonous, it is not recommended to drink or be used for other purposes. The only time a person should worry about their discolored water is when the water doesn’t run clear after following the content in the above section. In this case, you may need to call a professional service to learn about the situation and how it may affect your health.

Your Professional Service, Beall Contracting

Understandably, you may worry about discolored water running from your tap. In this article, we tried to cover why these discolorations occur, how to get rid of them, and when to be worried. A professional service may need to check if your water is still discolored after following the steps. Thankfully, at Beall Contracting, our experienced plumbers are here for you. With our modern equipment and dedication, we will fix your water in no time. Call us today to learn more about us or our services.