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Your plumbing may make noises all the time. Many homeowners just get used to the sounds that their system makes and don’t even think about them anymore. However, some plumbing noises can indicate a problem in the system. While the problems may not seem urgent because there’s not a plumbing emergency, they all indicate issues that can get worse over time if you leave them unrepaired. Here are some sounds you might be hearing and what they mean for your system.

Plumbing is Bubbling

Do you hear a bubbling or even a gurgling sound when you flush your toilet or drain water down your sink? This can indicate several issues:

  • Air trapped in your pipes
  • An untreated clog
  • A sewer problem

Even if you have experienced these bubbles as long as you’ve lived in your home, they can indicate a problem that’s getting worse over time. Call us and we’ll get to the bottom of the issue, then repair it for you fast!

Plumbing is Whining

Do your pipes whine or squeak when you use your water? Maybe it just happens when you use one set of pipes, like the ones in your kitchen or an upstairs bathroom. High-pitched sounds coming from your plumbing usually mean a broken or defective pressure-reducing valve. Depending on when your home was built, you may have one valve for the whole house or different ones for the bathroom, kitchen, etc. Over time, leaving these broken can cause:

  • Burst pipes
  • Overflows
  • And more!

Call for a repair and we’ll get things back to normal soon!

Plumbing is Dripping

Even a slow drip can indicate a leak, and leaks can be costly. In fact, even a slow leak can raise your water bill significantly, and that’s outside of the cost of treating and repairing water damage. The sound of water dripping can also drive you crazy! If you are struggling with a drip that you can’t fix, give us a call. We’ll find the source of the leak and treat it before it gets bigger and causes serious damage to your home.

In fact, the skilled plumbers at Neerings are here for you no matter what type of plumbing repair you need–a routine plumber or an emergency plumber in the Salt Lake City area. Whether it’s a strange noise, a water heater repair, problems with frozen pipes, an overflowing toilet, or you need a drain cleaning, call us and we’ll get you back to normal fast. We hope to get a chance to work with you soon!