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February 18,2019

Whats That Sound? A Sign of Plumbing Problems

Is your family tired of the irritating noises caused by your problematic plumbing system? Knocks, bangs, whistles, whines and drip drops can drive you and your family crazy. Get your sanity back by finding out why the sounds are being made in the first place. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we help local property owners find effective and affordable solutions to all their plumbing issues. We want to help you do the same. Here are a few of the most commons plumbing related sounds, and how you can fix it.

Drips

Audible drips are usually a clear sign that youve got a problematic faucet or leaky pipes. If a leak is present, its important that you get the issue resolved as soon as possible. Even small leaks can create major water damage over time, possibly resulting in rotted flooring and mold growth. In addition, both leaky faucets and pipes can make your utility bills skyrocket, so getting a repair or replacement can help you save a lot of money long term.

Knocks

Loud knocking can occur for many different reasons. If the noisy knocks start when you turn off the water, after you flush or when the washing machine or dishwasher finishes a cycle, then youre probably dealing with water hammer. Its likely that your water hammer arrestor is worn out, or that it was never installed to begin with. A simple replacement or installation should get rid of the problem. On the other hand, if the knocking only happens when water is flowing through your pipes, then you might have high water pressure. This can be tested with a water pressure gauge. A certified plumber can help adjust your water pressure to the appropriate levels. If the knocking is unpredictable, and occurs at random times, then theres probably a layer of sediment in your water heater tank. Debris in your tank can make a knocking sound as your unit tries to heat the water through the deposits. Flushing and cleaning your tank should resolve the issue.

Gurgles

Do your drains make strange gurgling noises every time you use the sink or shower? This annoying sound may be a sign that you have clogs, trapped air bubbles or sewer line issues. Its best to call a professional plumber for an inspection, so you can pinpoint the exact cause of your problem. You may need a clog removal, tree root removal, hydro jetting service or pipe repair.

Whistles

Does your toilet make a loud screeching whistle sound every time you flush? Your tank fill valve probably needs to be replaced. This small but important component helps to regulate the amount of water coming into the tank after a flush. Replacing the valve with a new one should help you and your loved ones potty peacefully from now on.

Need to Fix Your Noisy Pipes? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh

Are you concerned that your noisy plumbing system is a sign of bigger problems? Dont wait for a catastrophe to find a solution. Call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, and well send a certified, licensed and insured plumber to your home or business for a professional inspection. We proudly provide residential and commercial services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area neighborhoods as well as Butler, Ambridge, Cranberry, Canonsburg, Irwin and Moundsville, West Virginia communities. Call today to schedule your next appointment.

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