Rust-Colored Water Coming From My Sink

Rust-Colored Water Coming From My Sink

27th May 2022

There is nothing worse than running your sink and gross, rusty-colored water coming out. This occurrence can be an alarming concern due to the numerous factors that can cause water to change in color, including your home's piping, the city's water location, sediments or minerals, and more. We at NuvoH2O are here to inform you more about why your home's water may be affected, and why our water softener products may be of help! Contact us today for more information.

What Causes a Change in Water’s Appearance?

When you notice rust-colored water coming from your sink or shower, this may indicate the presence of hard water sediments or minerals such as iron and magnesium. These minerals can appear in your water from any of the major points it takes when traveling into your home's pipes, or from the pipes themselves causing a buildup. A water softener product can help remove these ‘hard’ minerals from your water, no matter how they got there, giving you the best tasting water out there!

Should I Be Concerned?

While it is alarming that your water has changed in color, there is not much of a health risk associated with this sudden change. Although you can not know for certain unless a professional checks it out, the Environmental Protection Agency lists minerals such as iron and magnesium as subpar standards for water quality. These contaminants are not health-threatening, but they do make your water look, smell, and taste bad!

Breaking Down The Causes

Cold Water – If only cold water seems to be affected by discoloration, this may be a sign that there is rust or corrosion build-up in the pipes close to the faucets. You can try running the water for a few minutes to see if it clears up and if it doesn't, you may want to contact your local professional to inspect your pipes, as they may need replacement.

Hot Water - Sediment in your water heater tank may be the culprit. Try draining then flushing the tank, then letting it refill and heat back up. If the water is still discolored, it may be time to ask for some help!

Which Products Can Help?

If your water discoloration issues do not stem from the home’s piping, it may be a good idea to purchase a water softener to help reduce the hard minerals found within your water. This will reduce changes in colors due to minerals not being able to form while enhancing the overall taste as well!

If you are interested in enhancing your home’s water quality while helping keep its piping functioning well, look into a water softener from us at NuvoH2O. Visit our website to browse our options or for more information! Shop today.