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Understanding The Noises Coming From Your Faucet

When you go to wash your hands, the last thing you expect is to be met with a noisy faucet. Your faucet shouldn't be so loud that other people can hear it in the next room. Just like any fixture, there are going to be times when you need to troubleshoot an issue with your plumbing. Even if you are not a licensed plumber and have little knowledge about plumbing, the sound your faucet is making can help provide you clues as to what is wrong with your faucet. If you are having trouble with your faucet causing a racket, then here are some tips to help you identify what the problem could be. 

Whooshing Sound

If you turn on your faucet and immediately hear a whooshing sound this is often a sign that sediment has collected in your pipes. This tends to be caused in areas where you have hard water. To help remedy this problem, you can purchase a water softener for your plumbing system. Additionally, you will want to have your pipes flushed out to help remove any sediment that has settled in your pipes. 

Whistling Noise

There are several reasons why you may hear a whistling sound coming from your faucet. One of the most common reasons is due to low water pressure. Adjusting your water pressure regulator should help clear up this issue. If that does not help, it could be caused by debris in your plumbing. A good pipe cleaning can help remove any debris that may interfere with the plumbing. For really tough clogs, you may want to consider jet cleaning your pipes. This is a much less invasive procedure that uses high pressure water to remove debris from the pipes. 

Rattling Noise

From time to time, you may hear some rattling coming from your faucet when you use it. This can be due to your pipes and fittings getting loose. In order to fix this issue, you want to inspect the faucet and any pipes connected to it to see if they are loose. By tightening them up, it should take the rattling noise away. If you still hear the rattling even after tightening everything, you should call your local plumber to troubleshoot the issue. 

Constant Dripping

One of the most annoying sounds is listening to your faucet drip water even after you have turned it off. Not only is it annoying, but it could cause you more money than it should. In order to avoid wasting money, you may want to consider putting in a more efficient faucet that conserves water. You also want to check the seal on the faucet to see if it is worn. Oftentimes, this is the culprit behind a dripping faucet. To learn more, contact a company like Wright Total Indoor Comfort