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FAQ: Why Are My Faucets Turning Green?

Have you noticed that your faucets or other plumbing piping are turning green? It's time to check your water quality. "Hard" water is usually to blame. It can be found in both city water and well water. We've found that Coventry CT has some particularly hard water conditions.

Protect your faucets

"Hard" water is created by excess minerals in the water. The minerals are corrosive and will eat away at the metal of your faucets. Eventually, they will eat right through and you'll have a messy plumbing leak. Corrosion is usually a slow process that creates the slightest of leaks. If you notice a musty or moldy smell when you open your vanity cabinet, take a closer look. The corroded pipe might be leaking. If your faucets are constantly dripping and you notice green on them, it's time to call a water specialist. Taking this step will also protect other major plumbing appliances in your home, like your dishwasher and washing machine.

Other signs you have "hard" water

In addition to the green mineral deposits, there are other ways to tell if you have this type of water:
  • Dull glassware or water spots?
  • Soap scum in the sinks and bath tub?
  • Funky smell in the water?

Your local Coventry CT plumber

Rapid Service LLC is your local Coventry CT water treatment specialist. A technician will take a water sample and have it analyzed. Based on the results and his expertise, a water treatment system will be recommended. Your options may include a filtration, softener, conditioner or UV system. Each of these treat different symptoms that are wrecking your home's faucets and appliances. A treatment system costs FAR less than replacing your appliances or re-piping your home. Most don't require much maintenance either. Please give our office a call to schedule your water sample test today: 860-228-1036. Have a different plumbing question? Post on our Facebook page! Each Wednesday, we answer a frequently asked question. Don't forget to 'like' us while you're there so you don't miss our updates :-)

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When you need a plumber, electrician or boiler technician in Connecticut, choose Rapid Service and experience their First Class customer care. Providing a red carpet service since 1987.


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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

    Curt F. Beck
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