Forum Title: Black sludge in faucet - where to start?
Greetings! I recently noticed some black sludge oozing from the bathtub faucet in my master bath. It was initially a slow leakage, resulting in black spots around the drain. When I ran a bath, the sludge was pushed out of the faucet. There also appears to be corrosion inside the faucet. See photos below. The house was built in 1996 and has the original plumbing/fixtures. I'm a new homeowner and am wondering where to start with this. Replace the faucet? Contact my water supplier? Time to call a plumber? Thanks for any and all help on this Laura Austin,TX
Category: Plumber Post By: ISAAC SIMON (Victorville, CA), 05/07/2017

We haven't had our water tested, but we are in a Municipal Utility District (MUD). I found the Drinking Water Quality Report (2012) online, not really sure how to interpret, though. Attached the report in separate JPGs due to file size limits. Thanks, everyone!!

- EDWIN SALAZAR (Monterey Park, CA), 09/25/2017

Are you on city water or on a well? Do you have any filtration, or have you ever had your water tested?

- ALICE PARKER (Napa, CA), 10/03/2017

Judging by the corrosion of your tub spout, you are in need of a water treatment device. If you already have one, it may need service, something isn't quite right there! I don't work with water conditioners, but I think a few others here do, hopefully they can chime in

- BONNIE SANDERS (University City, MO), 10/03/2017

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