If you have brown hot or cold water (you may notice it first when you fill a bath) it usually means one of two things – your hot water system is failing or you have old galvanised steel pipework which is rusting.

Both problems can be rectified and again it’s better to get this one sorted before it becomes urgent. The brown water is rust which indicates corrosion within your pipework or hot water system.

Unfortunately, it will only be a matter of time before the integrity of the tank or pipe fails and a leak occurs.