With a little detective work, you can find out why your water looks rusty.
One likely problem: Your public water supply may have corroded pipes, which produce the ionized rust.
Do your neighbors have the same problem? If so, this is a job for the water company to fix.
If not, the problem is within your system.
Time for some quick tests:
Run various faucets and see if they all produce discolored water.
If only the hot water is rusty, then the problem may be in your water heater.
If rust comes only from the cold water faucet, your system probably has a corroding pipe.
What can you do?
You won’t get sick if you drink the water (the only exception is if you suffer from a rare disorder called hemochromatosis).
Still, you want the problem fixed as soon as possible. Rusty water doesn’t just look bad; it can stain white clothes and sinks and indicate more serious problems in your system.
Call Freedom Heating and Cooling at (205) 444-4444 and our plumbing division will guide you through your options. We’re a locally owned company that provides prompt, efficient service and stands behind our work.