What Are Plumbing Noises And What Do They Mean?

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If you’ve been living in your home for a long time, chances are you’ve gotten used to its unique sounds. You will know what sounds a plugged-in appliance will make, what certain creaking door sounds like and when a tap is hasn’t been closed properly and is dripping. There might come a time when your home begins making noises that you’ve never heard before. Here are the different sounds that your pipes could make and what they all mean – so you’ll know when you should be looking for a plumber in East Auckland.

  • The Whistling Shower Head

Ideally, when you’re singing in the shower, you would prefer to do so without the acoustic accompaniment of your shower head whistling. This is usually caused by a build-up of grime in the shower head and can be solved by removing it every so often and cleaning it out.

  • The Gurgling Drain

The gurgling sound that lingers behind long after you have closed the tap should be of some concern. This sound could be a blockage just waiting to lead to flooding, as the sound happens when the water can’t flow down the pipes freely.

  • The Drip Drip

A drip is one of the most annoying sounds you’ll hear from your bathroom or kitchen. A dripping tap or toilet can cost you money. Call your plumber to pinpoint where the leak is coming from, and after their service, you might see a change in your water bill.

  • The Hissing Sound

The aggressive hissing sound coming from your pipes is probably because of high water pressure. This ideal for those relaxing, massage-like showers, but could put a strain on your pipes and could result in a higher water bill at the end of the month.

  • The Earthquake Shake

If every time you open your tap your house or pipes rattle and shake, it could be that your mounting straps are loose. Because they’re loose, your pipe can move as they please, and if left unattended, they could damage themselves or their surroundings.

  • The Screeching Tap

If your tap makes a prolonged and high pitched screeching noise before the water comes out, there might be a problem with your actual faucet. Repairing your faucet will eliminate the noise.

As a homeowner, you should take these noises as warning signs and as your pipes communicating with you about a fault. As soon as the sounds start, call in Swiftfix Plumbing where we will take care of all your plumbing needs in East Auckland.