What Are the Black Specks in Your Water?

If you have black specks in your home’s water, this is a sign that something is not ok. In this case, identifying the source of the problem is essential to fixing it and restoring your home’s supply of clean water.

The following are the most common sources of black specks from tap water and how to get rid of them.

Pieces of corroded water heater: If you see black specks when you turn on your hot water in the tub, shower, or sink, your water heater is likely corroding, or the water lines to and from the water heater are corroded. It’s not uncommon for black specks to remain on the sides of sinks, tubs, and showers after the hot water has been turned off.

Pipe corrosion: Old pipes can begin to corrode after many years of use. When they do, small, irregular pieces of pipe can break off and wind up in your water. Corroded pipes usually end up sending black specks through cold water taps, and these black specks are most apparent when your home’s water has been turned back on by the water company after a shut-off.

Pieces of broken parts: Are the black specks in your water small and rubbery? These could be disintegrated pieces of a rubber gasket, washer, or flexible supply hose. Rubber can begin to break down after years of use or because of disinfectants used in the city’s water supply.

In order to find the cause of the black specks, you’ll need to do a plumbing inspection done by a licensed professional.

How Do I Get Rid of Black Specks in the Water?

There’s a lot that can be done to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. Depending on the source of your water’s black specks, cleaning up your water could involve:

To get professional assistance from a licensed and insured company, contact your local experts in Miami.

Contact us: JCN Plumbing (305) 770-6860

Office Location: 14250 SW 136th St, STE 3, Miami FL 33186