When you turn on the faucet and notice there are black specks floating in the water, what do you do? First, don’t panic and don’t drink the water from that particular faucet. Please know,it’s not uncommon to find black specs in your water on occasion. Let us explain black specks in water to help alleviate your concerns, identify the causes, and offer solutions to improve your home’s water..
If you’re experiencing black specks in the hot water and occasional specks in the cold water, the specks are coming from your water heater. Over time, your water heater will wear down and corrode. The small black specks are pieces of the water heater. Don’t rush out and replace your water heater. The best solution is to flush the bottom of your water heater and run any faucet lines to and from the water heater. Flushing a water heater is also a good practice because, over time, mineral will settle on the bottom of the heater causing iron staining on your fixtures. Read more