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Dealing with noisy faucets

So, your faucets are making strange sounds? They are noisy and you are wondering what is wrong with them!

Well, there are a number of reasons why faucets can be really noisy and the good news is that you can actually tackle them. Some problems can be tackled by homeowners themselves while for some others; you might have to get help from the professionals who will help you to deal with the problem. Your main problem is to keep those sounds away – you can actually do so. Here are some quick ways to help you understand why you are getting such strange sounds. Once you are able to understand the causes of such noise, you will be able to get rid of the sound as well.

Pipes Can Be A Reason:

At time pipes are small and when water gets distributed, it causes a banging sound or screeching sound from the faucet. This usually happens in new houses, where the piping is quite small. In case you are living in an old home, there might be a problem of mineral build up. This can cause restrictions in the flow of water. In any situation, you might not be able to solve the problem. You will need professional help and your plumber will be able to find a solution quickly.

Faucet problems:

If there is a loose washer in the faucet, it might be the cause of noises. If this is tightened or if it is replaced, the unnecessary disturbing sounds can be easily eliminated. If the noise still exists, you need to check the washer seat. If the washer seat is clogged, it will cause a whistling or humming sound. You might not be skilled or knowledgeable enough to understand the problem. In such a situation, you will need help of expert professionals. If your faucet problems are fixed, it is possible to keep away the sound.

Get in touch with your plumber and get the problem fixed as soon as you can.


Sewer back ups -UGGH!

Sewer back up usually starts with gurgling or strange sounds from the drains and pipes. If this backup is just happening to a single drain, you needn’t worry. You simply need to remove the plunger and then get rid of the hair clump. However, if you notice that a tub is backing up or in case the toilet is flush which is causing a problem, you need to get in touch with your plumber immediately.

Common Causes – So, what are the most common causes of sewer backups?

Mostly, sewer back up is caused due to tree roots which clog the pipes. This might be due to presence of oils, grease or fats which have gone down the drain. In case of blockage in the main sewer line, it can be caused due to soil settlement.

At times, people flush wipes, which are usually ‘flushable’. However, plumbers have mentioned that these utilities are actually the main cause of clogged drains. They do not get absorbed – instead they cause major blockage.

How To Deal With Sewer Backups –

  • You need to keep a check on the standing water in the outlet. If you notice there is no water, it is possible that the backup is between the house and the cleanout. It needs to be immediately taken care of. You need to contact your plumber for repairs.
  • In case, the backup is quite severe, you will not be able to deal it yourself. Do not try as you will damage the plumbing system. There will be more damage to the system.
  • You need to shut off the supply of electricity of your home. It will keep everyone safe. Future emergencies can be avoided. You need to shut off all gas supplies and water as well in case you notice sewer backups and you are waiting for your plumber to arrive.

Do not try to do the repairs yourself or you will delay the repair process further. Call your plumber immediately!