Is your home plumbing giving you a some problems? Is it becoming tougher to sleep in while someone else in your house is taking a shower or using the water? Are your water pipes making a series of strange and annoying noises?
Since 1975, Benicia Plumbing has been stressing customer service and using world-class plumbing repair techniques to help people throughout the Bay Area to get the assistance he or she needs and pipes making noises is one of these. To educate and help our blog readers, we’ve assembled this guide to enable you to troubleshoot any water pipe noises you might encounter.
Have you ever noticed excessive water pipe noise from time to time? There are a lot of different types of noises that can result from hard-to-troubleshoot problems.
If a water pipe starts whistling, shrieking, or hissing when a toilet is flushed, the shower is running, or a faucet is turned on, it may caused by one of a few things:
Air in the system—air can get pushed into the system along with water. This causes a lot of noise possibilities ranging from rattling, clicking, and banging.
- A loose washer—especially in the case of faucets, there are a lot of smaller parts that help make the faucet function properly. If there are pieces coming loose, eroding, or warping, the passing water can create whistling, shrieking, and even hissing sounds.
- Unstable piping—if your home plumbing system wasn’t installed properly, or the supports for the pipes have come loose, pipes will start to vibrate excessively and rub on different things in the wall. This can create quite a racket.
To fix these noises, it is important to recognize that, in most cases, noisy plumbing is not dangerous to the structure of your home. Only in serious situations does vibrating plumbing lead to serious leaks. However, if the noise becomes quite violent, it is important to have a Benicia Plumbing technician come out to perform a system inspection. They will not only be able to pinpoint where the sounds are coming from, but also let you know exactly what is causing the noise. If there are serious problems going on that need repair, the technician will give you appropriate recommendations for products and services that will help you repair the issue in question.
About Benicia Plumbing
At Benicia Plumbing, Inc., we’ve been serving our clients since 1975 and always looking to utilize the latest technology in today’s plumbing world. By providing complete plumbing services to businesses, industry, homebuilders and homeowners throughout the northern California Bay Area, we’ve been able to stay at the forefront of this industry and succeed at a high level.