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Common Plumbing Noises and What They Mean

Common Plumbing Noises and What They Mean

August 17, 2015

Just like with everything else in your home, there are going to be some regular noises coming from your plumbing every now and again. A little bit of creaking is always going to happen and isn’t a sign that anything is wrong. However, there are other times when noise could mean that there is a serious problem. Just like a siren on a railroad track signaling an incoming train, sounds coming from your pipes could mean big problems are on their way down the tracks. Listen in for these noises, and get them taken care of immediately.


When your pipes start whistling, this most likely means that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. The most common issue that we have found when encountering this sound is that there is debris in the pipe. It is best to have a professional come over and take a look. If you try to fix it yourself, there is a good chance that you could cause more damage.


When your drains are gurgling, this is a sign that there is something clogging them up. While most people are aware that clogged drains usually come with a gurgling sound, what they are not aware of is that these problems can get out of hand quickly. Have the professionals from Mattioni come over and inspect the piping. There is no telling how far the backup goes without getting your hands dirty.


If you hear rattling when you turn on the shower or flush the toilet, this is not normal. What your plumbing is trying to tell you is that something is loose. If you have loose piping, then this could cause big issues if not taken care of. As soon as you begin to hear this noise, call us immediately so we can get it fixed. It might only be a minor issue at the moment but could become a big problem later on.

When your plumbing makes noises, it normally isn’t a sign that something is totally wrong. Still, there are times when noises are a sign of something bad. You don’t want a small issue to get out of hand, and cause big damage. Next time you hear something and think “what is that noise?” you will know what these common plumbing noises are. Call the professionals at Mattioni for dependable plumbing maintenance, and rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.