We are having a problem with hot water coming out “rusty”-looking. We had this problem one year ago when we first bought the house, then it went away. But the problem is recurring now. We have not flushed out our Hot Water Heater yet this year. Could this be the problem? Please help!
It is possible that the lining in the water heater has been damaged causing the water to corrode the iron from the tank itself. Have your cold water fed to the heater tested for iron and the hot water after the heater tested for iron. If not present in the cold feed water but is in the hot water then the source is the metal of the water heater tank. Solution: Replace the water heater.