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Detecting Your Water Filtration Problem

When it comes to water, there can be many issues associated with the lack of proper water filtration. While there can be many issues, many of them can go undetected as we turn our faucet on, save for a smell or a slight discoloration in the water itself. Thankfully, your local Austin TX water filtration experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of North Austin are here to assist you in diagnosing your water filtration problem.

Cloudy water is a common problem that almost every homeowner will experience with their water supply. There are a number of environmental factors that can cause cloudy water, usually caused by the temperature in your pipes being low than your current room temperature. This causes undissolved air to manifest in your water in bubble form, causing your water to appear cloudy or milky white. It is recommended that you simply let the water sit for a minute or two, and the discoloration should clear naturally.

Other common water filtration issues include a chlorine taste in your water, which can increase drying effects in your skin, while also not being the most appeasing to the taste buds. A “rotten egg” smell coming from your water indicates the presence of hydrogen sulfide, and could be indicative of a sewer leak. The presence of other elements in your water, such as magnesium or iron, can give your tap water a metallic taste, rendering it unusable.

As always, if you have any of these problems occur in your home, it is advisable you contact our trained team of plumbing technicians today. Our water filtration experts can assess your problem today, devise a plan of action, and execute it in a timely and cost-efficient manner. With any water filtration or general plumbing questions, comments, or concerns, give us a call or contact us online today.