Clear substance & dust in my water ..
First off, thank you for having such a useful site.
I think I have some serious water quality problems. Please HELP.
I just moved in a 60 yrs old house 3 months ago. This house has:
- all copper pipes
- been vacant for more than a year before I moved in
- Main water meter is at street side (3/4") about 40' from main shut off valve, which is in front of the house.
- From this valve, cold valve goes under concrete slab to kitchen sink, 2 bathrooms, & water heater in garage.
- Hot water of course then goes from WH, I think also underground back to the bathrooms & kitchen.
Now the problem: I've been noticing that there are some really nasty, clear looking pieces of "stuff", about 1/8"x3/16" - 1/8" x 1/4" in the water, plus a whole lot of dirty hair line size stuff. These clear pieces look like fish fin falloffs or something. I try at the water entrance (garden hose bib @ main valve up front), kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, every where. I know it's not from my WH since it's in the cold line.
As I mentioned before, my water pipe goes underground so I can't install a whole house filter. Well, I actually planned to put one inline filter (3/4") right in front of the house despite the look if I can't figure out how to fix the problem.
My guess was the problem was probably caused by the standing water for a long period, maybe? Can I possibly clean the pipe system somehow?
Any suggestion? Please help. And sorry for the long message.
Thank you in advance.
Do you have city water or your own well or spring etc.?
Thank you for replying. As implied in my question, it's the city water from main meter in street.
Then I'd collect some of the stuff in a water sample and call the water company to come have a look. Of course it won't be anything with their water but, they may have seen it before.
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll do that.
Is there any way we can clean a copper pipe (inside)?