Have you been hearing frightening creaking or clanking sounds coming from the walls of your home? Well in many older houses and even a few newer ones, there is no shortage of ghostly noises but your scary noises may be caused by faulty plumbing systems and pipes in your home. Your local Overland Park Roto-Rooter is happy to bring you some helpful advice for preventing those scary noises that creep up in the middle of the night.
- Many homes and businesses have copper piping, which tends to expand and contract with hot water usage. This sometimes causing rubbing and colliding with the wood of your floors or walls. This result is a scraping or clicking sound coming from the pipes throughout the structure, this problem can be prevented and solved by a competent plumber. However, the fix may sometimes require opening a wall to get to the pipes so they can be secured.
- There may be a rattling noises coming from the faucets or water fixtures in your home. This might be due to a possible loose washer in the faucet, something that you can easily find because of its distinct sound.
- Noises of stress and loud rubbing can also come from the depths of your dishwasher and sink caused by the copper water supply pipe and the dishwasher rubbing against each other, making a noise that many homeowners do not recognize and unfortunately ignore.
- Rumbling noises or popping noises coming from the water heater usually means there is a buildup of mineral sediment in the water tank that can be drained out if you know what you’re doing.
So next time you think that you hear a ghost in your laundry room or a spirit in your shower, make sure that you call your local Overland Park Roto-Rooter technician to check out your problem before you call the Ghost Hunters.
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