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Why Are Your Pipes Making Strange Noises?

Why Are Your Pipes Making Strange Noises? | HP Mechanical

Is your home plumbing giving you a some problems? Is it becoming tougher to sleep in while someone else in your house is taking a shower or using the water? Are your water pipes making a series of strange and annoying noises? 

Since day one, HP Mechanical has been stressing customer service and using world-class plumbing repair techniques to help people throughout the North Bay Area to get the assistance he or she needs and pipes making noises is one of these. To educate and help our blog readers, we've assembled this guide to enable you to troubleshoot any water pipe noises you might encounter.

Have you ever noticed excessive water pipe noise from time to time? There are a lot of different types of noises that can result from hard-to-troubleshoot problems. 

If a water pipe starts whistling, shrieking, or hissing when a toilet is flushed, the shower is running, or a faucet is turned on, it may caused by one of a few things:

  • Air in the system, air can get pushed into the system along with water. This causes a lot of noise possibilities ranging from rattling, clicking, and banging.
  • A loose washer, especially in the case of faucets, there are a lot of smaller parts that help make the faucet function properly. If there are pieces coming loose, eroding, or warping, the passing water can create whistling, shrieking, and even hissing sounds.
  • Unstable piping, If your home plumbing system wasn't installed properly, or the supports for the pipes have come loose, pipes will start to vibrate excessively and rub on different things in the wall. This can create quite a racket.

To fix these noises, it is important to recognize that, in most cases, noisy plumbing is not dangerous to the structure of your home. Only in serious situations does vibrating plumbing lead to serious leaks. However, if the noise becomes quite violent, it is important to have one of our technicians to come out to perform a comprehensive system inspection. They will not only be able to pinpoint where the sounds are coming from, but also let you know exactly what is causing the noise. If there are serious problems going on that need repair, the technician will give you appropriate recommendations for products and services that will help you repair the issue in question.

About HP Mechanical

For many years, HP Mechanical has proudly provided comfort to thousands of homes and light commercial businesses across the Santa Rosa/Windsor area and throughout Sonoma County. We are an honest, loyal company who takes pride in our work. We take care of our customers as if they were family. Referrals are where 90% of our business comes from, so the relationships we build along the way mean a lot to our small business. The one constant with everything involves working and helping people, by striving to provide the best service available at a reasonable cost. We take personal responsibility to make sure comfort and quality meets accountability & affordability, with exceptional customer service every time!

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