All plumbing makes sounds. It’s normal to hear water running, flushing, flowing, and more. However, there are a few sounds you don’t want to hear your plumbing making. Here’s what they can mean.
Plumbing is Dripping
If the faucets are all turned off correctly, dripping usually means there’s a leak in the line somewhere. You can waste a lot of water over the course of a few months or a year even if the leak is slow. These slow leaks can also cause major problems in your home if they aren’t repaired.
Plumbing is Squeaking
Do you hear a high pitched squeak or even a whining sound? This means that you have a broken pressure-reducing valve in your system. Leaving it broken not only means that you have to deal with the sound, but also that you may end up with overflows, burst pipes, and more.
Plumbing is Gurgling
Do you hear gurgles or bubbles when you run water down the drain or flush your toilet? This can tell you that you have air bubbles trapped in your pipe, a clog, or even a sewer problem. Sure, you may have heard the gurgles for as long as you’ve owned your home, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to deal with them soon. All of these problems will only get worse if you let them go unrepaired.