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What Are the Discoloured Stains on My Plumbing Fixtures

Whether it’s flowing from the kitchen sink or showerhead, stained or discoloured water is an unsightly problem that’s often caused by dissolved mineral content or rusted piping from aging plumbing systems.

Dissolved Minerals and Sediment

Not only can these water problems affect the appearance of your water, but you’ll also likely begin to notice unsightly staining in appliances and on plumbing fixtures, too.

Cloudy or coloured water can be a sign of sediment, and are often the result of pressure changes that loosen the sediment around water mains and pipes, leaving your water brown and cloudy.

Minerals are largely to blame for this water complaint, as well – magnesium and iron, specifically, are common offenders behind the red-rust stains that appear on sinks, tubs, and toilet bowls.

High levels of copper in water are typically due to corrosion of copper or brass plumbing, leading to blue-green stains from the copper residue. When pipes corrode and acidic water passes through them, the copper content can even lead to potential leaks in your plumbing.

A Whole-Home Solution

Since this common water problem is often caused by dissolved minerals carried from the water source, or by circumstances outside the home, a point-of-entry system is a necessary fix. Although both lemon juice and salt can make cleaning up after discoloured water a little easier, a whole-home filtration system can stop the problem before it even enters your home.

If you’re experiencing household problems due to discoloured water, contact your local Culligan Man to have your water tested for contaminants. Your Culligan Man can recommend the right solution to transform your water from discoloured to crystal-clear.

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If you are dissatisfied with your Culligan product for any reason within 30 days of your purchase, Culligan will remove the product and refund the purchase price.

 
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