The look, smell and taste of water can sometimes define its quality. Contaminated water poses various health risks to your household, including diarrhea, nausea and stomach pains. If you’re seeing obvious changes in your tap water’s smell or appearance, you need to have your plumbing checked by a professional immediately.
Learn the signs of water quality issues at home from your best local plumber, Oak Plumbing.
Dissolved solids can result in musty, earthy odors and tastes. These smells and tastes can be from rotting organic matter in the plumbing or at the water source.
Rotten Egg Smell
Hydrogen sulfide can make water smell or taste like rotten eggs or sulfur. Sulfate can also make water taste salty. These issues are usually caused by a kind of bacteria in the water, which can grow in drains, water heaters, wells and on the inside of pipes. Plumbing experts can help you determine and address the source of this unpleasant odor/taste.
Grease or oil has infiltrated your home drainage system when there’s a noticeable oily film on top of the water in the toilet or in the shower.
Blue-Green Stains on Water Fixtures
Blue-green stains on your faucet and other water fixtures can indicate a high level of copper in the drinking water. Consuming large amounts of copper can cause digestion issues, anemia and liver and kidney problems.
Murky or Tinted Water
Water that has a tint or discoloration is unsafe. High levels of iron, manganese or other organic materials can cause discoloration in the water. There could also be rust in your drainage system, which is a common issue with older cast iron or lead pipes.
Whether you need help with leaking kitchen faucet repair or blockage removals, Oak Plumbing is here to help. You can count on our team for all your residential plumbing needs. Give us a call at (707) 448-3567 or (800) 397-3799. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an evaluation. We cater to homeowners in Vacaville and Benicia, CA.