If the Plumbing in your house is old, it is probably rusty water pipes or rust from within the Hot Water heater. Des Perado
from the water picking up brown sediment, i.e. dirt
MY upstairs water is working fine, why do you ask?
There should not be any white flakes in bottled water. If you have white flakes in your bottle, do not drink it, throw it away and open a new bottle of water.
Rain disturbes the silt at the bottom and causes it to rise in the water amking the murky-brown colour.
'Brown' may be caused by a number of things. Most likely cause is iron in your water, which is very common.
The flakes of gold are more dense than water, therefore, it will sink to the bottom and then the water can be carefully poured out
Insufficient water pressure or incorrect pipe sizing
A blocked pipe. The water can not go down the pipe, so it comes out in your sink.
Air in the water lines to the upstairs. Not enough water pressure.
Either the cold water froze or someone shut the cold water riser to the upstairs floor.
low/poor water pressure coming from the utilities/street
Sounds like you have a water leak somewhere. It could be from a roof leak, or maybe an upstairs commode, or maybe a water pipe, in your wall, broke.
These black flakes are flea dirt or (poop). Your cat or kittens has fleas and these flakes are the poop.
Check the upstairs taps for blockage in aerator or internally.
Unscrew the aerator from the end of the faucet where the water comes out and clean the screen. Sediment build up slows the flow.
no....they are frozen water.
Snow is flakes of crystalline ice water
old pipes in the sink or tub upstairs
An acid/water mix causes the steel to rust faster by eating away at the oxidized outer layer of metal. As this happens the outer layer flakes off and rusts, as the outer layer flakes off the newly exposed metal then begins the same process. Without the acid the water will still cause it to rust, but not as quickly.
spray them with water
water water and more water it's all water