It’s not good to fill up a glass of water, only for it to contain debris or black specks. It can be both unpleasant and dangerous.

It is important to find the source of the problem and fix it. There are many ways to find the source of impurities in your household’s plumbing and fix them.

Minerals, Dirt, And Rubber

These are the most common causes of silty water. Here are some tips for how to get rid of it.

Dirty Water

Sometimes dirt, sand, and silt can get into your household plumbing. This is usually a sign that your municipal water supply is experiencing a water main break. You should contact your local water department to confirm if the break is being addressed.

If your household gets its water from wells, it is possible that the debris has come straight from the source. If the well is not yet installed, you can run the water for a time to flush the system. You could also try replacing or repairing the screening or filtration system.

Carbon from The Filter

Sometimes, your water filter is actually the problem. Most filters for household plumbing contain carbon to remove foreign bodies. If the filter is damaged or worn out, carbon can escape and get into your water supply. Refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer for how to replace or repair the filter.

Some Metals in Your Drink

Iron and manganese can be found in water from different parts of the country. This could cause tiny black specks in your household’s plumbing. These minerals are not harmful to animals or humans. They can cause water to taste strange and leave marks on dishes and clothing. Water softeners and filtering systems can remove these minerals from your drinking water.

Pieces of Rubber

This is a very interesting fact: rubber tubes in household plumbing parts, such as the water heater, can sometimes disintegrate and release particles into the pipes. This can happen more often if you have water that has been treated using chlorine. Chlorine can cause the rubber to break down over time. It is best to call a plumber to replace the hose.

Rust Particles Gone Rogue

Rust is another common problem in household plumbing. Although small amounts of rust can be harmless to your health, they could indicate that your pipes need repair. Rust can also be introduced to your tap water through the municipal supply. A professional plumber will be able to determine if this is your problem.

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