6 Common Water Problems In Your Plumbing

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Las Vegas homeowners can face various water problems caused by several compounds that find their way into their plumbing system and ultimately affect the quality of tap water. This is especially true if you own an older home or you use a private well. If you’ve noticed that your water has a bad odor, has a rusty appearance, or tastes bad, be sure to contact a reputable and trusted Las Vegas plumbing company to fix the problem right away.

Here is a breakdown of the most common water problems in your plumbing system.

1. Iron and Manganese

If you’ve noticed that your water (especially if you use a groundwater supply) has a rusty or cloudy appearance and a metallic taste, then iron and manganese are usually the culprits. An experienced Las Vegas plumbing professional can provide you with the solution that best works for your plumbing system. Colloidal iron filters and oxidizing filters, and water softeners that incorporate iron removers are among the solutions for this water problem.

2. Coliform Bacteria

Bacterial contamination is more common in groundwater sources than in surface water sources. It’s worth noting that, once a specialized lab has confirmed that you have coliform bacteria in your water, the risk of other harmful microbes in your water is pretty high. This is because the presence of coliform bacteria usually indicates additional microbe contamination. A plumbing expert can help determine the source of contamination.

3. Hard Water

Hard water is caused by excess calcium and magnesium levels in your water supply. When you have this common water problem in your plumbing, limescale tends to build up your pipes, resulting in reduced efficiency and oftentimes even permanent damage. Consult a reliable plumbing professional to provide the best solution for hard water.

4. Lead

Lead can be present in the water supply, especially if you live in an older home because the cause of lead contamination is typically lead solder (used for sealing copper pipes). Keep in mind that lead is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless metal that cannot be detected with ease. If you suspect lead contamination or want to take extra precautions and have your plumbing inspected for lead, be sure to contact a reputable Las Vegas plumbing company for a full inspection.

5. Hydrogen Sulfide

If your water smells like rotten eggs, then the problem is usually caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide in your water supply. This is a colorless gas that can be very corrosive to metal pipes and cause significant damage, including leaks, which is why you want to have it fixed right away.

6. Sediment

If you’ve noticed that your water contains fine particles of sand, rust, dirt, clay, etc., then sediment is likely the problem and you should consider installing sediment filters. Even if you don’t have any other filtration system installed, sediment filters will protect and prolong the life of your household appliances. A whole house sediment filtration is advised, especially if you use a private well as your main water source.

If you suspect that you may have any water problem in your plumbing, do not hesitate to get in touch with our trusted and experienced Las Vegas plumbing specialists as soon as possible. Contact us by phone at (702) 766 9436 for a free, no-obligation estimate on any plumbing job you may need for your home.

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