It is easy to adjust to or ignore certain noises in your home. A creak here or light thud there in the middle of the night might startle you, but most are likely harmless. There are some noises, like banging or hissing pipes that you should not ignore. Noisy pipes can be a sign of a serious problem with your home’s plumbing you shouldn’t ignore. Here are two reasons to have a licensed plumber inspect your pipes.
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A Gurgling Sound in the Drain
Sometimes, plumbing systems begin to run into problems when attempting to drain out excess water or waste. In this situation, you will hear a glug-glug-glug-glug-glug in the walls or drain.
This gurgling or glugging noise could indicate a clogged passage in the piping. This could be an object that’s fallen down the drain or something such as soap or dirt buildup in the pipes.
The Pipes are Whistling
There are two types of whistling in plumbing systems: whistling in the pipe system and whistling by certain faucets or valves. Whistling can come from many different sources depending on the location and frequency. It’s important to have a professional plumber evaluate the whistling to assess the total situation and replace all the parts that are worn.
Whistling Can Occur From:
- A worn washer
- Loose brass screw
- Grimy aerator inside the faucet itself
- A whistling toilet that quiets down after the tank is filled usually needs a new ballcock valve.
- A toilet that whistles all the time probably has an issue with the vertical overflow tube
- Too much mineral buildup,
- A worn main water supply valve
- An ineffective pressure regulator
Need to schedule an appointment to have your noisy pipes checked? Give us a call at Brevard’s Best Plumbing to schedule an appointment today.