Question about American Standard Colony 3275.505 099 Chrome/Brass Mixage Soft Two-Handle B...

6 Answers

Black gunk in bathroom faucet screen

I'm a clean freak! There is black gunk that collects in the screen at the mouth of my faucets in the bathroom, and other faucets in the home. What is it and is there a way to keep it from coming back?

Posted by on

  • Georgia Mom Jan 17, 2009

    Our home is only 5 years old. I guess I'll try the water softener.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Just installed a bathroom faucet and it leaks at the drain pipe where it connects with the faucet.

×

6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

Okay, you have black gunk in the screens of your water faucets.....This is usually found in homes with old metal galvanized water lines that have a well or Hard Water. To permenantly get rid of this problem you should have a water softener installed and replace old water lines. If you already have a water softener then you should replace all of your old metal water lines with Copper or Plastic (Plastic being the cheaper way to go). After many years of use, the inside of the galvanized metal water pipes get a Gunky Skummy Build up on the inside of the pipes from minerals and particals in the water, usually in older homes and farm houses. You will see this Gunk if you take a section of water line apart and look in it. There is no really Cheap fix for this, But if you and a Partner a fairly handy, you can do it yourself with CPVC Plastic pipe and Glue. By doing it yourself you will save alot of money on the cost of labor. If you can afford it, Hire it out to your local handyman or plumber. After replacing the water lines you should no longer get the Gunk build up and may even notice a bit more water pressure....I hope this helps in assisting you to the solution......Joe

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

NOT ONLY DO I HAVE THE BLACK GUNK ON MY FAUCETS, ALSO IT IS COLLECTING IN THE TOILET BOWLS. I HAVE THE BLEACH PODS IN THE BACK OF THE HOLDING TANKS TO ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM. EVEN AFTER CLEANING WITH A TOILET CLEANER, THE BLACK MOLDY SUBSTANCE APPEARS WITHIN 2 DAYS OF CLEANING. I HAVE READ SEVERAL ACCOUNTS OF WATER TESTING FOR BACTERIA ETC. WITH NO RESULTS. ANY IDEA AS TO WHY THIS BLACK STUFF HAS APPEARED IN THE LAST YEAR? MY HOME WAS BUILT IN 1999. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IS THE CAUSE AND HOW TO GET IT GONE!!!!!!

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • AMusicMan Jan 15, 2011

    Our home was also built in 1999. We have the gunk in the screens of our faucets and at the mouth of the water dispenser on the fridge door. We have plastic pipes in our water lines and our hot water comes through a "hot water on demand" system, not a hot water tank. We don't have black stuff in our toilet bowl. We've been wondering what is causing this, also.

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Question
Here lately I've noticed (occasionally) black stuff coming out of my faucets mixed in the water in my bathroom sinks(I have 2 in this bathroom)and also out of the shower. What the heck could this be? I don't use the other bathroom enough to notice if it is coming out in those pipes or not.
Thanks!

if(zs>0){w(''+x2+'#b">Get the answer below
');zSB(1,zBT?3:4);w('
')} Answer
The first thing I would check is to see if you have a buildup of sludge in the bottom of your water heater. There is a little spigot valve on the bottom of your hot water tank.. put a little pail or bowl under the spigot and open it up a little bit... if the water running out of the tank is 'sludgy' attach a garden hose to the spigot and run it outside or into a nearby sink. Open the valve on full blast and flush all the gunk out of the bottom of the tank until the water coming out of the hose is running clean again.

If this doesn't help or if there isn't any gunk in your hot water tank let me know and we'll look at other possible causes of the black stuff.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

  • AMusicMan Jan 15, 2011

    Our home was built in 1999, also. We have plastic pipes in our water lines. Our hot water heater is a "hot-water on demand" gas heater. We don't have the black gunk in the toilet, but we do have it in the screens on our faucets and at the opening of the water dispenser on our fridge door.
    Has anyone ever had the stuff tested to see what it is?

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

So i get the black gunk build up too in my sink spigot. House w a s built in '88 & we have plastic pipes and a new water heater. Thoughts please.
Black gunk in bathroom faucet screen - 2_13_2016_12_16_32_pm.jpg2_13_2016_12_16_33_pm.jpg

Posted on Feb 13, 2016

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I went crazy trying to figure out why I was getting the black "mold" spots I'm my toilet too. Like you, I used bleach with no luck solving the problem. One day while repairing a leak between the bowl and the tank, I replace the thick black rubber gasket that sits between the two parts- haven't had black spots in the bowl since. Apparently in my situation, the black spots were caused by the deteriorating gasket. This explains why bleach never helped at all.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the exact same problem as described by SUEARNOLD. Did you figure it out?

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to remove the aerator to clean screen


The aerator is screwed into the faucet assembly. Sometimes lime deposits make this hard to unscrew so you may need large pliers with a lot of tape to protect the finish from scratches.
- remember, left-loosy/righty tighty, but it's upside down, so clockwise to loosen, when viewed from above the faucet.

Jun 23, 2015 | Moen 4621 Chateau 1 Handle Bathroom Faucet...

1 Answer

I have a Jado bathroom faucet that has a restriction in it. Is there a screen that I need to clean?


It will have an aerator on the end of the faucet that has a screen. Sometimes these can be removed by hand carefully unscrewing. Others require an aerator removal tool (cheap). Either way, remove the aerator taking care not to allow it to separate into parts. Once removed, you can then dis-assemble noting the order in which you did so. Clean screens and re-assemble.

Aug 16, 2014 | Home

1 Answer

How do remove the screen on an American standard bathroom faucet?


Simply unscrew the end of the tap where the screen is. Some faucet models have a small hole just above the screen where you insert a pin that locks the parts together so they can be unscrewed in the counterclock rotation.

Aug 07, 2014 | American Standard Ceramix Monoblock...

1 Answer

Cloudy water in bathroom faucet


Usually, there is a filter-like mesh at the mouth of the faucet for producing the air bubbles. You may try to turn the mouth part using a suitable plier to see if it can be taken out and you may do something about the mesh.

Feb 14, 2014 | Price Pfister Plumbing

1 Answer

Water will not flow through the bathroom faucet


It probably is a clogged aerator. The small piece, right where the water comes out, unscrews. There is a screen behind it the often collects dirt and minerals. Clean that off and try it again

Nov 30, 2013 | Delta Faucet Plumbing

1 Answer

Gap between sink bowl & chromed part of faucet hole


If you go to any hardware store they sell exactly what you are talking about. It is called plumbers putty. Super easy to use, you just pull some out of the container, roll it up so it stretches out into a long tube with your hands (kind of like when we used to do in kindergarten with playdough. Once you have a long strip wrap it around the sink bowl pull off the excess and tighten the nut on under the sink. You will have some of it squish out on the edge that you can pull off with your hands take a razor blade and you can clean it up to where you can't see any sealant at all.

Feb 24, 2010 | Moen Bathroom Sink Faucet - 4-inch...

1 Answer

Severely reduced water pressure from lavatory faucet


Take the strainer off the spout and check to see if there is any dirt or rust buildup in the strainer. This happens when repairs have been done. It usually collects at the first place the water comes out of.

Nov 07, 2009 | Elements Of Design Chicago Polished Brass...

1 Answer

Very low pressure when turn on the hot water faucet in sink


Shut off the water supply and open your faucets, and apply air pressure (min. 30psi) to dislodge any blockage in the pipes.

Oct 23, 2009 | Plumbing

Not finding what you are looking for?
American Standard Colony 3275.505 099 Chrome/Brass Mixage Soft Two-Handle B... Logo

14,579 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top American Standard Plumbing Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

8286 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4334 Answers

Are you an American Standard Plumbing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...