The Importance of Regular Drain Cleaning

Experiencing discolored water when you turn on your taps can be unsettling. At Woodbine Plumbing, located in East York, ON, we understand your concerns and are here to help you navigate through what may be causing this issue and how to resolve it. Whether your water is brown, yellow, or any other unusual color, there are steps you can take to identify and remedy the problem.

Understanding the Causes of Discolored Water

  1. Rust and Sediment: Discoloration is often due to rust or sediment in your pipes, especially in older plumbing systems made of iron or steel. These materials can corrode over time and release rust into your water, especially if there has been a disturbance in the water mains or your home’s internal plumbing.
  2. Water Main Breaks: If there’s been a recent repair or break in the city’s water mains near your property, it can stir up sediment within the main lines that then flows into your home.
  3. Changes in Water Source: Sometimes, local municipalities switch water sources or the treatment process, which can temporarily affect water clarity.

Immediate Steps to Take

  1. Determine If It’s Isolated to Hot or Cold Water: Testing both hot and cold water can help you determine if the issue is with your water heater or your main water supply. If discoloration occurs only when using hot water, the problem could be your water heater.
  2. Check with Neighbors: Before taking further action, check if your neighbors are experiencing the same issue. This can indicate whether the problem is isolated to your home or is a municipal water supply issue.
  3. Run Your Faucets: Sometimes, simply allowing the water to run for a few minutes can clear out the discoloration, especially if it’s due to sediment stirred up from recent work on the water lines.

When to Call a Professional

If after doing some initial checks the water does not clear or you suspect the issue might be more serious, it’s time to call in professionals from Woodbine Plumbing. Here’s how we can help:

  • Inspection and Diagnosis: We provide thorough inspections using modern tools to determine the exact cause of the discoloration. Whether it’s corroded pipes, a failing water heater, or another plumbing issue, we have the expertise to diagnose it accurately.
  • Pipe Cleaning and Replacement: For issues like sediment build-up or corrosion, we offer pipe cleaning services and, if necessary, complete or partial pipe replacement. Using techniques like hydro-jetting, we can effectively remove build-ups and restore your water to its normal clarity. Check out our sewer cleaning services.
  • Water Heater Maintenance: If your water heater is the culprit, we offer repair and maintenance services to ensure it runs efficiently and does not contaminate your home’s water supply.

Prevention Tips

  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule annual inspections and maintenance with Woodbine Plumbing to keep your plumbing and water heater in optimal condition.
  • Install Filtration Systems: Consider installing whole-house water filters to help reduce the risk of sediment and other contaminants affecting your water quality.

At Woodbine Plumbing, we are dedicated to providing the residents of the GTA with reliable, high-quality plumbing services. If you’re dealing with discolored water or any other plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of licensed plumbers is ready to ensure that your water is clean and safe for use.

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