Plumbing Installation, Cypress Plumbing, Show Plumbing, water softeners, Plumbing issues often come as a surprise. The simplest plumbing problems can cause major headaches and even major damage to you home. Don’t wait, give Show Plumbing a call @ 281-860-2000 and a technician will come out to evaluate your plumbing needs. We are dedicated to giving our customers the “Show Stopping Service” they deserve. Have you ever washed your hands or taken a shower and the water just didn’t seem right? You noticed that the water was a dirty brown color instead of clear and it had a foul smell to it. Red flags go up in your head and you know this is something that needs to be addressed right away. Rusty water may be caused by a number of reasons and the most common ones are outlined below.
Galvanized pipes deteriorate over time and the rust combines with accumulated dirt in the pipes. The sediment remains at the bottom of the pipe until it builds up or increased pressure agitates the pipe, leading to the discharge of rusty water. The water systems in many homes in the Houston area were installed decades ago; at a time when galvanized steel pipes were very popular. These pipes have a lifespan of about 50 years and are currently nearing expiration. Rusty water is the first sign that your pipes are breaking down, and with galvanized pipes, lead contamination is another concern. The first thing to do is to locate the source of the rust. Is it from the main supply or the plumbing in your home? Once this is done, you have 2 options: If the main supply is the source, attach a hose and release the water for 20/30 minutes. If the plumbing in your home is the source, run all cold water taps throughout your house at top pressure to flush out the dirt and rust. This will take about 20 minutes.
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