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Why Are There Black Specks in My Water?

Certified Plumbing of Brevard - October 15, 2021 - 0 comments

Have you ever gone to pour a glass of water only to find tiny black specs in your glass?

Black specks might be harmless; they might even be minerals. But it’s important to rule out the following before drinking it.

Here are three main reasons you may be finding black specs in your water:

Pipe Corrosion

If you’ve seen black specs in tap water before, it might be your pipes. Corrosive materials can wear away at the metal of plumbing and leach out into your tap water, turning it dark and cloudy with microscopic particles.

Corroded Water Heater Pieces

If you notice a large number of black specks in your tap water, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusted and releasing metal particles into the water. 

After a time, especially if you have high mineral content in your water supply, the heating coils inside your water heater can start to show signs of corrosion or rust. 

These pieces float around as sediment inside the tank and make their way out through tiny holes in the faucet.

Pieces of Broken Parts

Rubber can break down over time. Unfortunately, rubber is used to make many rings placed inside water heater tanks where the pressure is at its highest. 

There are a few different ring types that can break down over time, but it’s essential to make sure you know what type of water heater tank you have before attempting to fix these black spots on your own—rubber isn’t the only material used in these pieces.

How Do I Get Rid of Black Specs?

Depending on the source of these specs, preventative measures include:

  • water heater maintenance
  • flushing the tank
  • servicing of plumbing lines
  • replacing internal parts
  • Faucet repair or replacement

It’s important to hire a professional if you’re unsure what’s going on with your water. This way, you can be sure you don’t make things worse by trying to fix it yourself.

Hire Certified Plumbing of Brevard

Our experienced professionals are here to help you get rid of black specs in your water.

Don’t let dirty water ruin your day — contact Certified Plumbing for all your plumbing needs!

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