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Discolored Water: Causes, Fixes & Prevention


Discolored WaterIf you have recently noticed that you have discolored water in your home, your first inclination may be to panic. However, you should first take the time educate yourself about the causes of discolored water, the fixes for it and how it can be prevented in the future with professional plumbing services. We can help with all of these issues.

What Are the Causes of Discolored Water?

The first thing you should know is that there can be a lot of different reasons as to why the water in your home is discolored. You can contact us to help diagnose the problem and then offer solutions that will work based on your specific problem. Lots of things cause black water such as iron, magnesium, algae, pipe degradation or even resin beads. If you notice that there are pink or orange stains on your fixtures after you run the water, then you may have iron in your water. If the water is rusty, you could actually have a clogged drain. Discolored water means that there is a problem, but we can fix it.

How Can It Be Fixed?
Once we determine the exact cause of your water discoloration problem, we will be able to determine the best solution to get the issue resolved quickly. For example, if the problem is determined to be a clogged drain, we will professionally clean your pipes to get rid of the grease, food and other items that are clogging the drain. We can install a filtering device if there is iron or magnesium in your water. We can also install a water softening system if that will help. If you have a major plumbing problem and need to have pipes replaced, we can take care of that as well. We will work to ensure that the quality of the water in your home is the best.

How Do I Prevent It?

Of course, prevention is the best way to stay proactive about the plumbing in your home. Regular professional cleanings are a great way to keep the water flowing smoothly through your pipes. Another idea is to buy and use inexpensive water test kits every few months to alert your of any problems. It helps if you can catch a problem early and call us for help immediately before the problem has time to get worse.

Bring in a plumber into your Orlando home to look over your plumbing system and make the necessary corrections. Call Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at (407) 292-8881 today! 

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