What is the Blue/Green Stuff Around Your Drain?

Have you ever walked into someone’s bathroom and noticed there’s a blue/green ring around their drains? What about noticing that same ring in your own bathroom? No, someone didn’t decide to stain your bathroom fixtures with food dye. In fact, the blue/green stuff around your drain is a lot more serious than that.

What is the Blue/Green Stuff Around Your Drain?

The blue/green deposits around your shower, sink, and toilet drains are a result of water with a low pH level. What this means is that the water coming out of those fixtures is acidic and therefore harmful to your plumbing. The blue/green stuff you see is the leftover deposits that come from acidic water affecting your pipes and fixtures.

Does That Really Matter?

You may be thinking that the water doesn’t taste or feel acidic, so it’s no big deal. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Water with a low pH balance corrodes your pipes and puts your plumbing at risk of leaking, cracking, or bursting. Beyond your plumbing, this can damage your water heating system, especially if you have a tankless model. Since these systems can be costly to fix, you should want to avoid damaging them.

How Can You Fix It?

In order to improve the water quality in your home, you should invest in water treatment systems that can help rid the water you use of contaminants as well as soften your water — which offers a multitude of benefits for your home and health.

If you find yourself in need of plumbing repair, contact Ace Solves It All. We offer a full range of plumbing services throughout Orlando, FL and surrounding areas. From water softeners to water filtration systems, we have you covered. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.

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