This is occurring at my own residence. I am on a well and am used to seeing mineral deposits, lime scale etc. but this looks…different. It almost looks like a fiberous wood pulp type material but, it has a plastic/pvc look to it. At first I thought it was coming up from the well pump (and it may be) but now I am thinking it originates from the Hot water heater?
Anyways, It mainly occurs/collects in the filter screen for the Master bath shower head and also in the filter screens for the washing machine in the utility room - both locations are closest to the water heater in the garage. All other fixtures have very little of this material collecting; if any at all.
FYI: In this part of Florida, we are on a really “Good bubble” as they say…no sulfur smell or taste and no one including me has an in-line water softeners/filter coming in from the well out of any necessity. Water is some of the sweetest I have ever tasted in fact.
It started about a month ago intermittently and now restricts water flow to the point I am cleaning it out of the screens at these two locations every other day.
When dried and rubbed together between fingers it does not “powder” like you would expect a mineral or lime type substance to do. It just maintains it’s form as seen in the pics. I’ve never seen anything like it as far as looks/texture. Weird!
Anyone have an idea what it is and where it may be from?
I am leasing this home so I must have the leasing agent arrange for someone to come out but I don’t want to request a plumber (to drain and flush the HWH etc.) if it’s a well issue or vice versa. Being that it’s a lease, I am not allowed to investigate further on my own - nor do I want to. I pay for the “enjoyment and use” of the property not for the “honor” of maintaining it. At least not when it comes to system components!
Again, any ideas on what this material may be an indication of is appreciated!