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Understanding the Sounds of Noisy Plumbing Problems Seattle

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Noisy Plumbing ProblemsWhen it comes to diagnosing plumbing problems, there’s usually more than what meets the eye, or ear. The strange sounds your noisy plumbing pipes make may sound pretty funny, but the plumbing problems that cause them are no laughing matter!

The only thing worse than a plumbing problem is one that hasn’t been discovered and diagnosed. Noisy plumbing pipes often mean there’s a problem, even if you can’t see any visual evidence of it yet. Raymark Plumbing & Sewer performs a number of different Seattle plumbing repairs that are sure to put a plug in even the nosiest plumbing problems!

5 Noisy Plumbing Problems

Do any of these noisy plumbing problems in Seattle sound familiar to you?

Drip…drop…drip This one may seem pretty obvious, but water leaks often go ignored. If you see or hear this sound, it’s important to call us right away. Even a single leaking faucet in your home will drive up your water bill and can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water in one year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Whooossshhh! A buildup of hard water minerals on the interior of your plumbing pipes and water heater can cause this noise while you’re in the shower. This mineral buildup eats away at your plumbing pipes over time and can cause water leaks.

Hissssssss! If the water pressure is too high, this can cause your fixtures to make a hissing noise when they’re in use. High water pressure puts stress on your plumbing pipes and will waste a lot of water. Our experienced plumbers can install a pressure regulator to keep the PSI within a normal range, take the stress of your plumbing pipes, and silence the hiss.

Whistle! If you’re plumbing fixtures are whistling while they work, this could mean that the water pressure is too low. There could also be air or debris stuck in your plumbing pipes. If adjusting the regulator doesn’t help, call us for a plumbing inspection right away.

Shake shake shake! Do you hear your plumbing pipes rattle and shake after flushing the toilet or when water is draining? Rattling plumbing pipes aren’t nearly as bad as they sound. Loose pipe fittings are usually the culprit and once these are tightened, you won’t hear a thing.

Raymark Plumbing & Sewer has been performing plumbing repairs in Seattle since 1977, so we’ve seen and heard a lot in terms of noisy plumbing problems. Call us today to schedule a plumbing inspection!

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