We understand that water discoloration can raise safety concerns among homeowners. There are a few different reasons why this happens, though not all require professional intervention. ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Find out more about the common causes of water discoloration below from your local plumbing experts. Yellow WaterA problem at your local water distribution center could cause your water supply to turn yellow. It’s also possible that your city is performing repairs on a local water main, or a nearby fire hydrant may be experiencing issues. Local water distribution centers typically conduct a flash program once a year. This process involves increasing the water pressure to remove loose rust and fragments from water lines, which can cause the water to absorb the rust and turn yellow. Reddish WaterOlder homes usually have galvanized iron or steel pipes. Over time, the protective zinc layer on these pipes can wear off, at which point the iron or steel underneath gets exposed to water and begins to rust. Your water will turn into a yellowish-red or brown color when the residue from the rust dissolves in the water.This water can cause stains in your clothes and furniture. It can also affect the taste and color of your food. If this is the cause of the water discoloration you’re experiencing at home, you’ll need to have the rusted pipes replaced. Make sure to hire the best plumber to handle your plumbing repair or replacement. At Oak Plumbing, we don’t just treat the symptom; we effectively get to the root cause of the problem. Green WaterAlgae buildup in your plumbing system can cause the water from your faucets to turn green. These microorganisms can grow when there’s a blockage in a filter or some other component in your system. A skilled plumber can locate the blockage and get rid of algae in your plumbing. Black, Blue or Pink WaterBlack water can indicate mildew growth, while blue water can be a sign that the blue disinfectant from your toilet tank is leaking to your water supply. Pink water is usually caused by potassium permanganate, a chemical used to oxidize manganese and iron. As long as the water stays pink, it shouldn’t cause issues with your health. Whether you need a leaking kitchen faucet repair or water heater replacement, you can count on Oak Plumbing. Call us at (707) 200-7594 (Solano County) or (800) 397-3799 (Benicia). You may also complete our contact form to learn more about our services. We work with homeowners in Vacaville and Benicia, CA.