Houses settle, and older houses in Brockville settle even more. Occasional creaks and groans are common as they (and us!) get older. Temperature fluctuations can also cause some interesting noises in out wood framed homes. But what about your plumbing? Banging in the walls, hissing sounds, random flushing of your toilet…what does that noise mean?
If your pipes bang when you turn your water on, it generally means that the hot and cold lines are shaking more than they should. Water hammers are caused when two pipes hit together, often when a bracket has come loose or water pressure is too high and the angles in your pipes too sharp. This banging or shuddering sound can be quite alarming and they should be repaired soon as they can cause damage and even break should they come loose.
Sometimes, you may hear a loud bang when you flush your toilet. This is especially true if you just had to plunge it to move a blockage. Low flow and dual flush toilets block very easily, and often you will hear a bang once the problem is rectified. That bang is just the sound of the waste water moving down, and can generally be voided if a higher water to waste ratio is observed in the future.
Drip… drip… drip…
This sound can drive you crazy and be a drain on your wallet, especially in Brockville where water costs are high. Hopefully you can source out the leak easily with the naked eye. Like a dripping faucet or shower head. But what about a hidden leak? These ones are a lot tougher to find, and will require expert help.
Toilets can be very noisy, depending on their age and type. Gurgles and hisses, random flushing and water leak sounds are all common. Often, it is a minor repair as parts do wear out and stop working efficiently. At worst, a toilet will need to be replaced with a newer, quieter one.
All of the above issues generally require a licensed Brockville plumber. Especially for those mystery leaks, as they are full of wisdom and can be extremely efficient in diagnosing the leak. If you are unaware of what to do, you may be stuck with 5 holes in your ceiling and a leak that is still ongoing. John the Plumber Brockville should be your number one plumbing service company, should any of these needs arise in your home.