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Water is Red or Rusty

Why is my water red and rusty?

Rust usually leaves a red, black or brown residue in your well, toilet, tub or sink. This can be a result of iron bacteria or ferric iron buildup in your water system. Iron bacteria organisms grow in soil and water on the surface and underground. Although iron bacteria poses no health risk, it can clog and ultimately damage your plumbing system. The dark red residue can also leave oily rainbow sheen to the water. Ferric iron, on the other hand, is oxidized by dissolved oxygen and forms from letting water stand for a while. Both ferric and iron bacteria clog pipes and cause low flow rates.

Yellow odorless water is more commonly found in older plumbing systems and indicates an iron buildup. This kind of water is also harmless to drink, although it can discolor clothing, bathtubs and sinks. You may also notice your cooked food has a black tinge and an unpleasant taste.

Muskego Pump and Plumbing plumbing experts can determine the cause and treat your water issues to provide colorless and odorless water!

Contact the Muskego Pump and Plumbing's plumbing experts today to learn more about all our products and services.

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