If you hear a noise coming from your plumbing fixtures once in a while, it may be a normal occurrence. If you hear sounds coming from your pipes on a regular basis, then it is time to be concerned. Keep reading to find out what various sounds might mean and then contact your local plumbing expert for help.
The Sound of Gurgling
You can hear a gurgling sound come out of any drain within your home. You can also hear them from plumbing fixtures like toilets. It may just be a gurgle or you could actually see bubbles come to the surface from drain. Sometimes gurgles are accompanied by a foul smell of sewer gas.
Potential Causes and Fixes for Gurgling in Your Plumbing
In most cases, the gurgle is the result of air trapped in your drains. However, you must figure out how it got there to ensure that the underlying issue is not a problem. Some potential causes for the trapped air – and the resulting gurgling – include:
- Vent Issues
- Sewer Gas
- Clogged Drains
When you work with Econo West, we will begin by determining what the issue is and will then look for the right fix. That may include cleaning or relocating the interior vent of your fixture, or the main vent if the issue is with several fixtures. If it is a sewer gas issue, then it may be necessary to replace the backflow regulator. Clogs can occur anywhere in a drain or main sewer line and we can take care of those too.
Potential Causes and Fixes for Trickles and Drips in Your Plumbing
If you hear a sound within your drain that sounds like something is slowly dripping or trickling, then there could be a number of potential issues. They include:
- Water supply leak
- An issue with your pipes
- A leak along a drainpipe
Once again, the first step toward fixing the problem is to determine what is causing the issue. We may use a thermal camera to check out temperature differences between the areas in your wall that are dry and damp. Once we find the right location, we can deal with the leak. This generally means rerouting the pipe, replacing a water supply line, or repairing a leaky drain.
Stop Worrying and Call Us for Help
It can be concerning to hear strange noises coming from your pipes and drains. If you are dealing with this then we have good news for you: You do not have to deal with it alone. Contact Econo West at 661-947-2653 now and we can get to you right away. Remember that whatever the issue is, it’s only going to get worse and more expensive to fix. Now is the best time to call.