It is normal for homes to make different noises, and once you have lived in a house for a while, you probably don’t even notice them. However, plumbing noises can be disconcerting to homeowners. At times, they can be so loud, you might wonder if there is a serious problem. If the situation is worsening or you would just like some peace of mind, a knowledgable plumber can help solve plumbing noises.
Sometimes you will hear whistling or hissing when the water is running. Sometimes this can be caused by water coming against some obstruction in the pipes. It could just be a washer or screw that needs to be replaced in the faucet itself. Alternatively, there could be sediment in the pipes causing an odd sound. Other times, there is some air in the line that causes a high-pitched squeal. If the sound continues, it is probably a good idea to get it checked out.
A loud banging from the plumbing system can be alarming, but it is often something referred to as a water hammer. If water is rushing through the pipes at a rapid pace, and the faucet is suddenly shut off, the water stops suddenly and causes a loud banging noise. A plumber can install a device that will prevent this from happening, usually an air chamber that absorbs some of the force of the water. If the banging noise is accompanied by rumbling or vibrating, it is a good idea to check the pipes and pipe straps to make sure nothing is loose.
It is not unusual to hear different noises coming from your pipes, especially if you live in an older house. However, if you hear new noises or things seem to be worsening, contact Kew Forest Plumbing today. It is a good idea to have plumbing inspected every once in a while to make sure there isn’t a more serious problem on the horizon.