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What to Do When the Water in Your Home is Dirty

Turning on your faucet and seeing brown or discolored water coming out is a scary thing, and it’s a horror tale we’ve heard all too often. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped many homeowners with their water problems and wanted to take some time today to talk about what you should do when the water in your home is dirty.

Have Your Water Tested

One of the first things you can do if you notice a discoloration in your water is to have it tested by a professional Maryland plumber. Testing your water will give you the piece of mind of knowing exactly what’s in it. The test will let you know if there are any contaminants in your water, like lead or microbes, as well as the mineral content of your water.

Changes in Your Well Water

If your home’s plumbing system runs off of well water, your water quality can change over time. We recommend homeowners that use well water have their water tested more often than those with city water. Performing regular tests will give you a history of your water, showing how it has changed over time. This can be very helpful in terms of discovering new pollutants that enter the water supply.

Problems with Water Pressure Too?

Having problems with your water pressure as well as its color? This could indicate that you have a break in your line somewhere, where pressure is being lost, and dirt is entering the water. If this is the case, you’ll need to have your plumbing system inspected by a professional Maryland plumber.

Work with an Experienced Plumbing Company in Maryland

Whether you’re experiencing problems with the color of your water or any other kind of plumbing issue, at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’re here for you. Our team of highly-skilled Maryland plumbers is standing by ready to assist you. Give us a call today!

What Our Customers Say

"Great experience. Moved into a new home and experienced major plumbing issues (flooding) the morning after New Years. The plumber arrived that morning within the hour and relieved the issues, also provided some recommendations that benefited us in the long-run."

-Matt Lewis

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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