Happy Halloween! While today’s a day to celebrate ghosts, goblins, and everything that goes bump in the night, there are some scary noises that you definitely don’t want to hear coming from your home plumbing system. If you hear any of the following sounds, call your NYC plumber. If it’s in the middle of the night or on the weekend, call a Manhattan plumber that offers emergency service: addressing plumbing problems promptly is the best way to keep things from going from bad to worse.
Water Heater is Making Strange Sounds: The number one call we get regarding scary plumber sounds has to do with the water heater. Just to be clear, water heaters should operate silently. Knocks, booms, and rattles are not a good sign. This is especially true if you find you’re not getting hot water, or the hot water only works intermittently, or if there are puddles underneath the water heater. Taken together, these are signs that your water heater is failing. Water heaters have an expected useful life of between ten and twenty years, depending on how heavily it’s used and the conditions in which it’s kept.
Sprinkler System Makes Noises: Sprinkler systems can be quite noisy at times. This is often attributable to air in the pipes or the water hammer. These noises aren’t necessarily dangerous but they can be aggravating to live with, and obviously you don’t want them disrupting a commercial environment, such as a retail store or restaurant dining room. Your Manhattan plumber can work with you to determine the causes of noises in your sprinkler system, address any underlying issues such as water hammer concerns, and suggest strategies for minimize the impact of sprinkler noises.
Sometimes it’s scary when you hear your toilet running constantly or a steady drip-drip-drip coming from your shower. These plumbing problems can really make your water bill spike to terrifying heights. If this is happening to you, call your NYC plumber for help.