4 Signs That You May Need a Plumbing Repair
Unless you’re a trained plumber, it can be difficult to identify the cause behind the constant, loud noises coming from your home’s appliances. If you’re experiencing any of the following sounds in your home, be sure to reach out to one of our expert technicians at Red Lilly Plumbing for a repair.
1. Whistling Coming From Your Faucet, Shower Head, Pipes, or Toilet
More often than not, a whistling noise coming from your shower head pipes is a sign that water is likely stuck trying to pass through a blockage, or that limescale has built up. On the other hand, a noisy faucet or toilet can be a sign that there is something loose or broken with your appliance.
2. Banging Coming From Your Pipes
Also known as ‘water hammer’, this noise is typically a result of an obstruction in your pipes, causing them to expand a small amount to let water through. The slamming noise happens as water passes the blockage. Contact your plumber to unclog your plumbing as soon as you can if you hear this alarming noise.
3. A Constant Dripping Sound
Does the sound of your fixtures constantly dripping keep you up at night? This may be one of the most irritating signs of a plumbing issue — and usually means that the dripping is coming from a faucet or a pipe. If you’ve inspected each room to check for a leaking faucet or showerhead to no avail, it’s probably safe to assume that a pipe within one of your walls is leaking.
4. A Whooshing Sound in Your Pipes
This noise typically means that your home has hard water — meaning that it is high in minerals that stick to your plumbing and pipes. Hard water leads to the buildup of sediment, limescale, and causes the whooshing sound you may be hearing when water flows over and through these particles.