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The Top 3 Spooky Sounds Your Pipes Might Make And How To Fix It

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If you hear spooky sounds in your home this Halloween, chances are they’re not ghosts, goblins, or monsters. More than likely, there’s an issue with your plumbing – specifically your pipes. Different sounds mean different things. Here are the top 3 spooky sounds your pipes might make and how to fix them.

1. Humming

Are you hearing humming noises in the middle of the night? This can be especially troublesome, especially if you’re not sure where it’s coming from. If you hear humming in your pipes, it could mean a number of things. One cause could be from abnormally high water pressure. This could leave your pipes vibrating, which can result in a humming noise – especially if your water is running.

Another cause could be due to your motor running but not pumping water. Whatever the cause may be, you should contact your local plumber right away. It’s best to leave all plumbing jobs to the pros.

2. Rattling or Banging

There’s nothing like rattling or banging in your home to scare you away. A rattling or banging noise is often referred to as “water hammer” and usually means you have a blocked vent pipe. Another cause could be a sudden change in water pressure. Not only that, but it can also mean there’s a loose component somewhere in your plumbing.

Regardless, water hammer is a serious issue that should be addressed quickly by a professional plumber. If not dealt with, it could cause erosion and damage to the pipes, valves, and fittings. Not only that, but it can also cause your pipes to burst. To prevent even further damage, contact your plumber as soon as you notice a rattling or banging sound in your pipes.

3. Gurgling

No, there’s not a scary creature in your home if you hear gurgling noises. More than likely, it’s your pipes letting you know there’s a serious clog issue. Gurgling can be caused when something is preventing water or air from flowing through your drains. Over time, dirt, hair, and grease can build up in your plumbing pipes. If you’ve noticed that your water is draining slower than usual, or water isn’t draining at all, then this could be why. The bubbly noises you hear are from the blocked air bubbles that aren’t able to flow smoothly through your plumbing pipes due to the clog.

The best way to ensure your drains are clog-free is to call a plumber for professional drain cleaning.

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