Noisy Faucets?

Noisy Faucets are annoying. I know. A lot of times you learn to live with it and simply get used to hearing the annoying sound in the middle of the night. If you are like me and cannot stand the sound, here is what you have to do to find where it is coming from and or why it is happening:


  1. Aerator

The aerator is the film that is behind the faucet drain. If a lot of minerals build up, you could have a leaky sink. To see if this is the cause, screw off the tap and run the water with ought the filter. If there is no longer a sound, you just have to go buy a new filter and install it.


2) Washers

A washer that has been in use for too long, or was incorrectly installed, and even if the size is incorrect, they could be the reason you can not sleep at night. To replace the old washer, turn off the water supply and take your faucet apart. Once you take off the handles, swap of hte washers for the new perfect fit ones.


3) Pressure

If your water pressure is too high, it could not only damage your equipment, it could be the reason for all the noise. Test your water pressure by getting a water gauge. If it is over 80 psi can be a problem. If this is what you get, try installing a pressure regulator on your main water line.


4) New

Whenever you get an older home, there can be a lot of debris and pollen around the house. The pipes are no exception. Getting a new plumbing system can be very complicated and dangerous, getting a plumber could sometimes be cheaper then accidentally ruining your house.


Sometimes the smallest of sounds can mean the biggest of problems. Contacting  your local plumber can be a much safer route if you do not believe you are capable of fixing it, or if you can’t seem to find the source of the sound.

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