Discolored water is something everyone has likely had to deal with at some point in their lives – but what do you do in that situation? For most of us, buying some bottled water from the store to drink until it clears up again is the go-to solution. Usually this issue is temporary, but it can last for longer periods of time depending on the situation. Some caused of brown or discolored water are:
- Rusty pipes
- Water main break
- Sediment in your hot water heater
- Abnormal levels of iron or manganese in your water
- Ongoing water main repairs
How do I tell where the problem is coming from?
There is an easy way to tell if your discolored water issue is coming from the pipes in your home, or from an issue outside your home like water main break. Simply run cold water from your tap for approximately twenty minutes. If the water begins to run clear, you may have issues with the piping in your home. If it is still discolored or brown after 20 minutes, it may have to do with the water entering your home.
If you suspect that the problem is not contained to just your home, call your water company to report the issue.
Install a reverse osmosis drinking water system
Installing a filtration system, like a reverse osmosis system, can go a long way towards preventing brown or discolored water in your home. The filtration system will ensure that the water in your home is always safe for drinking and bathing.
Call the professionals at Chicagoland Water Conditioning and ask about installing one of our reverse osmosis drinking water systems in Long Grove, IL and the surrounding areas. Reach out at 847.965.1000, today.