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Why Your Plumbing Makes That Noise

Now that it is almost winter, your plumbing system becomes even more important than it already is. Because of this, it’s vital that you make sure your plumbing system is ready to perform. The best thing you can do for your plumbing system is to remain proactive when it comes to taking care of it. The worst thing you can do is let a plumbing problem become a huge issue just due to time.

Today, we’d like to focus on the sounds that your plumbing system might be making. We like to examine this sign of plumbing trouble because it’s something that homeowners typically notice the fastest. We’ve rounded up some of the most concerning plumbing sounds you might notice. Make sure you have our professionals handle your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX.

What You’re Hearing and What It Means

Let’s discuss the sounds that you might be hearing and what this means for your home. Not all sounds that you hear are bad. To help explain, we’ll break down these sounds into “normal” and “trouble” sounds.

Normal Sounds

Your home’s plumbing will always make some amount of noise. Expecting your plumbing system to be completely silent just isn’t realistic. You’re hearing a normal plumbing sound if it’s a noise that you’re used to hearing. Anything that’s usual to you is something that can be considered “normal.” The standard sound of water sloshing through pipes and down drains is nothing to worry about. 

Sounds That Mean Trouble

Now let’s get into the sounds that mean trouble. As you might be expecting, any sound that’s new to you, or is loud or startling is a significant issue that means trouble. You don’t want to notice sounds such as the following: 

  • Banging: Banging noises happen when there are loose pipes moving around in the plumbing system. You don’t want to hear this sound because it’s a pretty clear sign that you’re dealing with water hammer or a bad part. If this is the case, we can help you get the plumbing services necessary to rectify the issue. 
  • Rumbling: Rumbling noises are typically due to sediment build-up in the water heater. There’s a natural amount of sediment in your home’s water. Over time, it settles and can create a hard layer. This layer can create problems over time that disrupt your home’s water and water pressure. 
  • Whistling: If you hear whistling coming from your toilet when it flushes, then you probably have a leaking toilet valve. This is when you’re going to need a professional by your side. We can check in with your system and determine what the issue is.
  • Vibrations: Sometimes, you can start to notice a vibrating noise if there’s something wrong with your tank’s seal. We can check in to make sure that things are on the right track because we understand the care that your system requires.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Services you can depend on!

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