Go Back

Pipe Noises Making Your Home Sound Spooky This Halloween?

Don't Let Pipe Noises Scare You Out of Your House!

It’s interesting how many scary noises seem to emerge in the quiet hours of the night. While many of these are always present, it seems that sounds can really come to life during October. If you’re starting to be concerned that you’re in a haunted house, it might be time to check your plumbing.

Instead of having ghosts, spooky house sounds might actually be pipe noises. Here are some tips from local plumbing professionals about common pipe noises, what they mean and how to fix them.

Check the Water Pressure

water pressureIf you hear a humming sound in your pipes, it’s likely caused by a water pressure issue. If the water pressure in your home is too high, it will cause a vibration in pipes that leads to a humming sound.

Not only is this annoying, but it’s also bad for your pipes. Your home’s water pressure should not be higher than 80 psi (pounds per square inch).

If you hear a humming sound or are concerned that your water pressure is too high, it’s a good idea to contact a plumbing professional to have the pressure checked and, if needed, adjusted.

Concerning Whistling Sounds

A whistling sound in your pipes can sound incredibly spooky and can be very unsettling, especially at night. Unfortunately, it could also be an indication of a concerning plumbing issue. Whistling is usually caused by water passing through a space smaller than it was intended to pass through.

whistling sounds

As a result, a whistling sound often means an impediment of some sort in your piping system. This could be caused by a mineral build-up, a bad valve or other types of deterioration. As you might imagine, this is an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid a plumbing emergency.

Do You Have Air Bubbles?

air bubblesIf you hear a banging noise in your pipes, you might have air bubbles in your system. This banging sound, or water hammer, is caused by turbulent pipes. This turbulence can be caused by the water pressure, broken fixtures, air bubbles or other piping issues.

Turbulence means increased force in certain areas of your plumbing system. If this issue is not addressed, it can lead to leaks or even burst pipes. So while a banging sound in your pipes might not be as spooky as you think, it still should be alarming.

If your pipes are making your home sound haunted this October, it’s a good idea to have a professional come and address the issue before it leads to bigger problems or a plumbing emergency.

First Choice Plumbing Solutions: Your Local Pros

First Choice Plumbing Solutions has been providing Port St. Lucie and Treasure Coast residents with quality plumbing services for over a decade. Understanding the importance of fast and reliable plumbing repairs, their team is available 24/7 to handle any plumbing issues that arise. With same-day service, up-front pricing and highly-experienced technicians, they are the trusted plumbing company for the Treasure Coast.