“White chunks” or eggshell-like particles that clog faucet aerators and showerheads are actually pieces of plastic from hot water heaters that are experiencing dip tube failure.
There are two solutions to this problem:
- Flush all the dip tube debris from the heater tank, install a new dip tube, and then clean all the strainers and aerators.
- Replace the water heater and then clean and flush the strainers and aerators. Contact a licensed plumber for additional information.