We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Plumbing / December 20, 2021
You expect the water coming out of your tap to be clear and sparkling. If it suddenly turns brown, it can be unsettling. There are many different reasons why this happens. Sometimes it is a temporary situation that is beyond your control because it has to do with city utilities. However, it could also mean a problem with the pipes in your home. If this is the case, you can call professional plumbing services in Victoria to fix the problem for you
Tap water that looks brown or rusty is certainly unappealing, but is it dangerous to your health? Generally not. Tap water turns brown because of a buildup of minerals, but the government imposes standards that keep genuinely dangerous contaminants out of the drinking water supply. The water may not taste good, but it is safe to drink, cook with, and bathe in. Dissolved minerals in the water may irritate skin, and minor rashes may result, but this may be the biggest health concern related to the water.
While brown water isn’t dangerous, it can certainly be inconvenient. It may cause staining of household items, such as clothing, as well as plumbing fixtures and appliances that use water.
At some point along the water supply line, tiny metallic particles can get into your water. This may not only cause the water to change colours but also give it unpleasant smells or tastes. These particles usually aren’t present at the water’s source but get picked up somewhere along the way, either in your city’s supply line or your home plumbing system. The primary culprits behind the discolouration are manganese and iron, which account for the reddish or rusty brown colour. The water may also be a yellowish shade.
The circumstances under which your water turns brown can give you clues about what is causing it and what you can do about it.
If simple solutions don’t work, one of our experienced plumbers can diagnose the problem and offer you solutions. Find out more about our plumbing services and contact us for a free estimate.