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    Gunk in taps/shower - where is it coming from?
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    • 29th Jul 08, 1:20 PM
    Gunk in taps/shower - where is it coming from? 29th Jul 08 at 1:20 PM
    Hope someone can help... :confused:

    We bought our first house in January and since then have noticed that there is some kind of black gunk coming out of the bathroom taps and showerhead as well as inside the toilet. It seems to be much more noticable in the cold taps that the hot and there is only a little bit at a time. It leaks out when they are not being used but when the taps are turned on the water runs clear. We thought it may be mould so have made sure we ventilate the bathroom well during and after showers etc. However, I noticed yesterday that there is also some coming from the kitchen tap. We don't have a cold water boiler just a combi boiler for the hot water so we don't have a clue what this stuff is or where it's coming from. It didn't worry me too much in the bathroom because I have just made sure I clean it regularly but since noticing the same thing in the kitchen I am worried what is in my drinking water.

    If there are any plumbers here or anyone that has experienced this before that could offer any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
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