Smith’s Plumbing Services, one of the most annoying plumbing issues our customers may experience
is a noisy faucet. There are several reasons why noises are coming from
your plumbing. Fortunately, a noisy faucet may not even require the help
from a Bartlett plumber.
The following are various ways to find out the root of the problem and
make the proper repairs:
Inspect the aerator. Perhaps, the cause of your noisy faucet could derive from the mineral
deposits in the aerator, which is the screen that screws into the faucet’s
tip. Just unscrew the aerator and run water through the faucet. If the
noise disappears, buy a new, clean aerator and install.
Check on washers. Another most common cause of noisy faucets are worn out or wrongly sized
washers. To replace an old washer, you must shut off the water supply
and dismantle your faucet. When the handles are off, replace the old washers
with the new ones that properly fit the fixture.
Lower water pressure. High water pressure can also cause loud sounds in your plumbing. You
can test the water pressure with a pressure gauge. If it’s over
80 psi, this can be a problem. To get rid of the noise, as well as protect
your pipes and appliances, install a pressure regulator on your main water line.
Replace plumbing system. Typically the case for older homes, the pipes themselves may be too small
or have been corroded by scale and debris for quite some time. If this
is the case, it’s imperative to seek professional help from an experienced
Contact Smith’s Plumbing Services and schedule your appointment today.