Noisy water pipes can be a nuisance, making your home an unpleasant place to be in. It is at your peril to ignore the signs of pipes disintegrating, where procrastination can lead to damaged fittings, appliances, or even broken pipes.

Follow our tips and tricks to sort out your noisy pipes and you will be living peacefully again in no time.

Disruption In The Kitchen

Kitchens are usually a noisy part of the house anyway without faulty pipes causing annoying sounds. Hearing gurgling sounds coming from the kitchen sink? Or a constant dripping sound?

It is not uncommon for homeowners to encounter kitchen sink plumbing issues.

Problem #1 Leaky or Clogged Kitchen Faucet

Solution 1: Check the end of the faucet or the aerator where the water comes out. If you feel confident to do so, unscrew the aerator checking for any solid particles, which may have attached itself to it.

If you find any, you may have located your problem- an obstruction in your faucet. Next step is to let water run and put it all together.

Solution 2: If the faucet continues to drip even after you completed the first step, you may need to take apart the faucet. Such a job must be done by a professional plumber, however.  

Problem # 2: Clogged Sink Drains

Solution 1: One of the easiest things to try is using a plunger to unclog the pipes or a chemical drain cleaner that can be found at local supermarkets.

Solution 2: Your next best option is contacting a local plumber who can also give you tips on how to prevent such a scenario from occurring again.

Problem #3: Broken Garbage Disposal

Solution 1: An easy fix is to locate a red button which is located on the underside of the disposal.

Solution 2: Stepping in without experience can cause more harm than good to your kitchen sink. Sometimes a broken garbage disposal requires an experienced plumber to get to the root of the problem.

Address Plumbing Nightmares in the Bathroom
Problem #1: Water Hammer

Solution 1: Do you hear the sounds of banging pipes even when the taps are turned off? It is known as “water hammer.”

The water pressure is too high and pipes are too loose so that they bang against the wall as water moves through them. A plumber can inspect and install a limiting value at the main.

Solution 2: You may be dealing with a loose pipe which again the right plumber can sleeve or clip to stop it from hitting wall studs.

Problem #2 Faulty Ballcock or a Worn-out Valve

Solution 1: Hearing a gurgling loo as it constantly runs. Try flushing the toilet to see if it leaks at the base which may be a sign of faulty wax seal.

Solution 2: What to do next? If it’s the valve, replacing the gasket in the cistern can resolve the issue or you can also replace the ballcock to prevent future water wastage and associated expense.

Problem # 3: Toilet Doesn’t run When it Gurgles

Solution: You may be facing a backed-up sewer line which if not repaired could result in the unsavoury return of toilet deposits. The right plumber will help you replace the sewer line to mitigate a bathroom pipes disaster.

Prevention Is Better than Cure

The famous saying “prevention is better than cure” is true for most things including plumbing problems. It is very important to understand what your pipes and sewerage network can tolerate so you do not cause unnecessary blockages through flushing solid items down the toilet and sinks.

Problems with your pipes can be hidden and only be revealed until it’s too late and you are confronted with a costly plumbing bill to rectify the damage. One way to save money and be on the front foot is to follow a regular maintenance schedule where thorough inspections can identify little issues like leaking pipes before they start causing your budget to leak as well!

A well done inspection of plumbing will pick up on the quality of your pipes identifying the tell-tale signs like moisture and dampness or corrosion on brass and coper fittings to avoid noises in your plumbing pipes.