Did you hear that? Plumbing problems may not always be seen, but often they can be heard. When your pipes begin to make strange noises, sometimes it’s a clue that it’s time to call a professional.
A whooshing sound in your shower could mean a buildup of minerals has formed in your plumbing pipes or water heater, a common problem in areas that have a high mineral content in the water supply. Hard water can damage your pipes over time and lead to hidden water leaks.
Rat a tat tat
Can you hear your plumbing pipes rattling after flushing the toilet or when water is draining? This rattling could be that the pipes themselves are loose.
If your fixtures are hissing like a snake, it often means that the water pressure is too high. Not only is this a huge water waste, but it also increases your water bill and takes a toll on your plumbing pipes.
Do you drain gurgle? Your vent pipe could be blocked, and this could be preventing proper water drainage. Gurgling drains may also allow gases to come back into your home, making for some pretty bad odors. Check the vent opening (typically on the roof) to make sure it’s not blocked.
Drip, drip, drip…drip
Don’t ignore that dripping noise, no matter how quiet it is. If you hear a dripping noise or see a dripping faucet, it’s important to get it fixed right away– a single leaky faucet can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water in one year.
You can trust our plumbers to help diagnose issues with your plumbing and prevent problems before they start. Call us today to schedule a visit.