1.800.245.5469
Menu
Strange Plumbing Noises In The Night
Book Now
Book Now
Plumbing 11/10/13

Strange Plumbing Noises In The Night

Are your pipes making noise? What do they mean and when should you call on the professional services of a San Diego plumber? At Bill Howe Plumbing, we have seen and “heard” just about everything. We’re sure that most people at one time or another have also experienced strange noises in the night.

When your pipes make noise, it can be anything from air to the temperature inside the pipe rapidly changing. When it comes to noises, sometimes it can be a long shot. It could be something simple or a little more complicated. And, sometimes the noises you hear from the pipes could come from hidden pipes behind walls or even underground. If you are not sure of where the problem is or how to fix it, that is when you may want to call on your local San Diego plumbing company.

How do you know whether you can fix the issue? For instance if you were to hear a rattling noise, it may indicate that your pipe is not adequately secured and can be remedied with extra strapping along your exposed piping. There are a few other noises that you may hear like whistling, when you have sediment built up in your water pipe causing the water to flow through differently and causing a whistling sound. Whistling can also be a sign that your pipes are too small and a possible solution might be to install a pressure-reducing valve. They can also save you money!

Just like settling house, pipes can also creak and squeak; these sounds usually happen in hot water pipes as they expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. When the pipes expand, they move the straps that are holding the in place and when they cool, they contract. The friction of the pipes moving is what causes the squeaking sounds. This sound could be prevented or even stopped by cushioning the pipes so they can move with ease without noise.

Not all San Diego plumbing companies are created equal. At Bill Howe Plumbing, we have serviced thousands of local homes during our 33-year history and have seen and “heard” it all! One of the most common sounds you may hear is a banging and hammering. This sound is usually water hammer and occurs a lot when a sink or faucet is turned off too quickly. These noises do sometimes just happen and your plumbing is perfectly fine, but if you feel like it is going to cause damage or it is bothering you too much, then it might be a good time to call a San Diego plumber.

At Bill Howe, we will send you an experienced San Diego plumber that will thoroughly assess you specific plumbing issues and provide an estimate for the best solution. Don’t lose sleep over strange plumbing noises in the night, call today 1-800 Bill Howe (1-800-245-5469).

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Blog

Residential Drainage Systems 101

San Diego has near perfect weather, but we do get winter storms and with them comes heavy rains. These rains can wreak havoc on the roads and also cause flooding across the county, including...

2 days ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

No one usually thinks about drains until they are clogged. Learn how to prevent clogged drains here. How to Prevent Clogged Drains At best, a clogged drain will run slow giving homeowners time to...

1 month ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Drain Blockage Causes

Drains become clogged through normal use, abuse to the line, exterior elements, accidental causes, and neglect. Homeowners can take precautions to help eliminate constant backups, but it helps to understand what the main drain...

1 month ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

What is a Grease Trap?

Grease traps, or grease interceptors, are plumbing systems designed to prevent fats, oils and grease buildup, as well as other solids from entering the cities public sewer system where they could accumulate over time...

3 months ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Can Coffee Grounds Go Down the Drain?

A quick Google search will lead homeowners to some very conflicting results on this particular matter. There seems to be a group of people that swear by coffee grounds as a remedy for foul-smelling...

3 months ago Share Icon
Read More

What Andy B. via Lennox Pro says about us

We have been using Bill Howe Plumbing’s service for more than 25 years and have been pleasantly surprised at how consistently they perform an excellent service call. We use them for our home and our rental properties, and their dispatchers and technicians have always been the best at problem solving; our tenants have told us how great the service is as well. When we needed air conditioning service, naturally we called Bill Howe first. There’s no reason to call anyone else. I know the job will be done right the first time, with fair pricing and professional service.

March 2017

Heating & Cooling

What Cristina C. via Yelp says about us

This time we had a major issue with our sewage line related to roots. Was terrible. But we called Billy Howe and Mike came and did an Incredible job. Not only he explained really well what was going on but he was careful and knowledgeable. I was so relief that not only we trust in BH team but we were lucky that was Mike coming to execute the service.

March 2017

Lining Solutions

What Uvonne Albers says about us

Water damage is a terrible thing to go through; however, it helps to know that Bill Howe’s Restoration and Flood Services will be there quickly and efficiently when needed. Christian and Carlos make a great team. They are friendly, polite, and hard working. They are a credit to the Bill Howe Services, and I’m glad they were here to help me. Thank you Christian and Carlos and the Bill Howe crew. I always call Bill Howe Plumbing, and recommend their services to State Farm Insurance, neighbors and friends. Thank you,

March 2015

Restoration & Flood

What David Chatham says about us

We have used Bill Howe Plumbing many times in the past. The technicians are always pleasant, professional and do outstanding work. Our last experience was with Jason who went above and beyond our expectations. His communication skills and advise were spot on. As well as just a really, really nice man!!!

March 2015

Plumbing

What Esther La Fuze says about us

You have an incredible team! My suite has had major issues constant backups. In the last few months we had a horrible flood that caused us thousands of dollars in repairs. Your team was so attentive and took care of all the repairs. Just yesterday another back up called them immediately and like quick responders they were there to take of it! A huge thank you from my La Costa providers and staff! We appreciate your hard and dedicated work!

March 2015

Restoration & Flood

What Heather K. via Yelp says about us

Bill Howe responded promptly to my request for remediation services for my place and the condo below my unit. They were clear about their pricing, up front.

March 2017

Plumbing