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Why Is My Plumbing So Loud?

Whether it’s a water heater making some gurgling sounds or a garbage disposal grinding its gears, abnormally loud noises coming from the plumbing in your Northern Virginia home are almost always an indicator that you need to schedule a service for plumbing repair. Plumbing plays a key role in keeping your household running smoothly and, at HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited, our certified plumbing specialists understand how important it is to take care of plumbing problems in a quick, yet thorough, manner.

Call us today at 703-493-1200 for all of your plumbing repair needs in Northern Virginia!

What Do These Loud Plumbing Noises Mean?

They can mean different things depending on the system, fixture, or piece of plumbing equipment. The kind of noise can also point to different conclusions. Is it a sharp sound? Is it constant or infrequent? Is it rushing water or bubbling water? Or something completely different? Here are a few examples of why your plumbing is louder than usual:

  • You need to repair or replace your sump pump. Clicking or popping noises coming from your sump pump can be signs of a clog or component failure. If caught in time, a sump pump repair will get your system back in working order. If not, you’ll need to contact a local plumbing professional about a replacement.
  • Your water heater tank needs to be drained. Loud, gurgling noises coming from your water heater are indicating that too much sediment has settled at the bottom of the tank, which can increase your energy bill and reduce the lifespan of your water heater. You can remedy this problem by draining a few quarts of water from your water heater tank at various times throughout the year.
  • Your garbage disposal blades need to be replaced. For some people, the sound of the blades grinding is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re experiencing that sound, contact the professionals at HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited today! Through our garbage disposal repair services, our team of professionals can put an end to that sound by repairing or tightening your disposal blades. In the meantime, don’t stick your hand down the disposal!
  • You need to repair or replace some loose or damaged pipes. Whether it’s pressure buildup or poor air pressure stemming from the pipes in your toilet, or strange “knocking” noises coming from other pipes in your Northern Virginia home, schedule a plumbing service with our NATE-certified technicians to prevent water line damage or worse!

While some machines are naturally noisy, you can tell a difference between the normal sounds of your home and any unusual additions. If you do think something is out of place, don’t ignore it! More importantly, don’t try to take matters into your own hands. It’s best to contact a professional who knows what to look for and how to fix it!

Plumbing Repair Services in Northern Virginia

At HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited, our plumbing specialists are experienced in navigating dark spaces, tight quarters, and complicated plumbing systems. Also, because we know unexpected issues can pop up at any time, we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service for our valued customers. We always strive to provide superior service and quality products each time we visit your home because we prioritize your family’s comfort and safety.

Call HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited today at 703-493-1200 to get your home’s plumbing back to normal!

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