Common water issues

Why is my water orange or rusty looking?

If your water looks orange or rusty brown when you first turn the tap on but within 2 to 5 minutes runs clear, this normally indicates corrosion in the internal plumbing of your house. Water pipes in older homes were made of galvanised iron, which corrodes over time.

A licensed plumber can help you locate the problem and replace the old pipes. If you do not replace the pipes, this may eventually result in a leak or pipe burst.

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