Strange plumbing sounds are often not a good sign. There are many plumbing problems that could be associated with strange sounds emitting from your plumbing. What's worse, is that sometimes people get accustomed to these sounds and live with them instead of making repairs right away. This can only allow the problem to get worse, which can be a more costly repair further down the road. If your plumbing is making noises, please don’t chalk it up to just a funny plumbing quirk that you need to get used to. If your plumbing is making noises, it's a good sign that something is wrong.
If your plumbing is making a whining or squealing sound it can be alarming. Chances are you have a faulty pressure valve, which can result in your plumbing making noises. Pressure valves help reduce the amount of pressure that builds up inside your plumbing. You could have a whole house pressure valve, or pressure valves specific to kitchen and bathroom functions. When a pressure valve goes out it needs to be replaced in order to prevent damage to your plumbing and plumbing fixtures. Other signs of a bad pressure valve include changes to your water pressure including a loss in water pressure, or too much water pressure.
If your toilet or faucet is making gurgling sounds, then you have a plumbing problem on your hands. There are several different reasons why this may be happening, including an unresolved clog or an issue with the sewer. To better understand what is going on, a thorough inspection should be performed by a professional. Gurgling is not a normal sound for plumbing to make, please don’t ignore it.
The sound of dripping or running water is never a good sign. Leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water over time. Undetected leaks can also cause water damage and mold, which can make repairs more expensive. Proactive leak detection is a good way to stay on top of leaks. Timeliness is key when it comes to leak repairs. This helps prevent waste and helps you save on utilities.
If you notice knocking, banging, or rattling sounds coming from your plumbing it is a cause for concern. There are several reasons why this may be occurring including
Is it a banshee or just your plumbing making noises? If it’s the first, perhaps you could burn some sage. If it’s the latter then you need to call Rooter Hero Plumbing. We are available 24 hours a day for all of your plumbing emergencies. Contact us today!