Plumbing Noises You Shouldn’t Overlook

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Plumbing Noises You Shouldn’t Overlook

Your plumbing system should always be in tip-top shape. Whenever things take a turn, and peculiar noises similar to those of a haunted house engulf your home, it’s an apparent sign that something is amiss with your plumbing.

Rossman Plumbing rounds up some of the strange plumbing noises you shouldn’t ignore, and when to call an experienced plumber in Ontario, CA, from our team to restore your system.

Hissing Noises

Pay attention to hissing noises in your house and try to pinpoint their source. If they’re coming from your water fixtures, your water pressure could be too high. While these noises can be exasperating, excessive water usage could have dire repercussions to your wallet due to the spike in water bills. A swift remedy to the noises is to have a plumbing company install a regulator to maintain the PSI at the desired range.

In some cases, the hissing noises could be arising from the water heater, especially when the tank is refilling and the cold water hits on the hot burner surface. If so, then there’s no cause for alarm.

Banging Pipes

Banging sounds are usually produced by your water hammer and result from a sudden change in water pressure when the tap gets turned off. There is a possibility of the pipes banging on the walls if they aren’t sturdy enough.

The banging, if left unchecked, can lead to damaged pipes and broken fittings. Once you notice this issue, seek a professional plumbing repair immediately. We may need to install a limiting valve to the mainline and clips to the pipes to hold them in place.

Gurgling Drains

These noises result from slow running water forming air bubbles that produce gurgling as the water runs down the drain. The sounds are mainly due to a partial clog within the pipes. However, gurgling sounds after flushing the toilet accompanied by rotten-egg smells may imply a serious issue with the sewer line. If that’s the case, enlist our plumbing services and have us assess your sewer lines thoroughly.

If you notice strange noises on your fixtures, reach out to Rossman Plumbing immediately before it turns into an emergency plumbing situation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team.

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