Sometimes people get spooked by noises in their homes that turn out to be caused by plumbing issues. A lot of times this is because they never hear the noise until after dark, when their home is finally silent. If you keep hearing one of these sounds at night, there is a simple explanation, and our Schererville plumbers have the corresponding solution.
A POP or RUMBLE that Comes from the Water Heater
Explanation: There’s a buildup of sediment in your water heater. When the sediment heats up, it releases moisture into the surrounding water, producing the strange noise.
Solution: Get water heater maintenance. Have your local plumber flush out your water heater to remove the sediment, which can corrode your water heater and shorten its lifespan.
A GURGLE in Your Sink Drain
Explanation: There are two possibilities. One is that your drains are partially clogged and not draining well. The other is that your sink is not properly vented and when you flush a nearby toilet it tries to pull air from the sink.
Solution: Call Reichelt Plumbing for professional drain cleaning service so that water will flow out smoothly. If the drain is clear, discuss venting options with our licensed plumbers.
A Loud BANGING that Occurs When You Run Water
Explanation: A plumbing pipe is striking something near it when you run water.
Solution: Insulate the pipe with rubber or foam so that it cannot come into contact with the materials nearby it. If this doesn’t work, call in backup from Reichelt Plumbing!
Our Schererville plumbers are excellent at diagnosing plumbing problems and implementing the best solutions. If you’ve got a plumbing problem, contact Reichelt Plumbing right away!