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Why Does My Water Taste Like Metal?

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Does your family avoid drinking your home's tap water because of a bitter, metallic taste?

Water that tastes, or smells, metallic is not something your family should simply resolve to live with.

Correcting metallic water can typically be addressed in one to two days. And, in some cases, failing to address the cause of the issue can pose a serious health risk.

Discover why your drinking water might have a metallic taste, what could be causing it and how a whole home repipe can solve your problem in 1-2 days.

Don't settle for anything but clean, fresh water
Don't settle for anything but clean, fresh water

Three Common Causes of Metallic Water

There are several possible reasons why your water may taste like metal. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Corroded pipes: If the pipes in your home are made of galvanized iron, they may have begun to corrode over time. This is one of the most common causes for a metallic taste in the water. This type of pipe can also cause the water to become yellow, rusty or discolored.
  • Mineral buildup: Hard water, which is high in minerals like calcium and magnesium, can cause a metallic taste. This is also typically found mostly in galvanized iron pipe.
  • Plumbing fixtures: Metal fixtures, such as faucets and shower heads, can contribute to a metallic taste in the water if they are corroded or contaminated, but this would typically be a secondary cause.


Fixing Metallic Water

It's important to address the issue as soon as possible, as drinking water that tastes like metal is simply the pipes telling you they are getting old.

If you are concerned about the health effects, you may be able to contact your local water utility to have your water tested to determine the source of the problem.

They can perform a water test and check the water pressure, pH, and metal content to determine the cause of the metallic taste.

If the problem is caused by contaminated water, it may be necessary to install a water filtration system to remove the contaminants and improve the taste of your water.


Correct Metallic Water With a Whole Home Repipe

In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the pipes in your home with new, non-metallic piping.

While replacing your home's pipes may seem like a daunting project, the team at Repipe Specialists has the experience and confidence that comes from having completed more than 60,000 whole home repipes since 1991.

Our team has perfected the One-Stop Repipe™ - a tested and proven process for expertly repiping a home in 1-2 days. This means a quick, convenient, and efficient repipe process for you, and more importantly, no more metallic water.

A Repipe Specialists local estimator would be happy to explain all your options, either in person or in a remote consult session - schedule a free repipe quote.


About Repipe Specialists

Expert Repiping at an Affordable Cost

Since our founding in 1991, we've been completing residential and multi-family building repipes to the highest standard.

With over 60,000 repipes completed, we've perfected our One Stop Repipe™ process: providing you with a high quality and convenient repipe experience while offering significant savings compared to traditional plumbers - plus, our work is guaranteed for life.

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