What Is That Sound Coming From My Pipe?

Sounds coming from your water pipes are never a good sign. It can be hard to identify the cause and the problem with your pipes from the sounds alone. What you need is some help identifying the sound what it could possibly mean. Here are what the sounds in your pipes could mean. 


1. Banging



If you’re hearing banging noises in the pipes it usually means there’s a problem with the water pressure most commonly caused by trapped air bubbles.

Air can get trapped in your pipes due to waterline issues. The banging noise will usually occur when you turn on a faucet, you may also encounter sputtering when the air bubbles travel. To analyse the problem, you should seek help from professional plumbers.

2. Humming



Overly high water pressure in the system’s capacity can cause your pipes to vibrate. These vibrations are the reason your pipes make humming noise especially when water is running.

Overly high water pressure is particularly common in homes so be sure to check the pressure in your water pressure tank and make sure it is not higher than 60 pounds per square inch (psi). 

If you do not have access to your water pressure tank, hire our professional plumbers to have the water pressure checked to eliminate the annoying humming noises.


3. Gurgling


Gurgling sounds are made by pipes that have problems draining. This noise indicates the presence of an obstruction within the pipes. 

This obstruction may be an item that was not supposed to be flushed down, built-up soap scum or other debris such as mineral and hard water deposits on the sides of the pipes. Read more on the 3 Items You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet, to prevent drainage problems for reoccurring.


4. Whistling


The whistling noises you hear are an indicator of a bad valve somewhere inside one of your pipes. The whistling sound is usually caused by water passing through a deteriorating valve or broken and worn washers near your dishwasher or washing machine.

If a simple replacement of worn-out washers doesn’t do the job, it’s better to get a professional plumber to help diagnose the problem.


5. Rattling



Fixing that rattling sound is no DIY job, this is because the rattling sounds you’re hearing are pipe fasteners that have become loose. These pipes are mostly hidden and travel behind the walls, ceilings and floors, which makes it a task for the professionals.

Now that you have a better understanding of the noises that your pipes are making, you will be able to better explain the problems to the plumbers. If you don’t have a go-to plumber, book our plumbing repair and get trusted and professional plumbers to solve your plumbing woes with great benefits such as a free reservice if unsatisfied.