When Plumbing Noises Are Serious!
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:
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:
- A bubbling sink drain
- 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!
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, or other area of your home. Over time, leaving these broken can cause:
- Burst pipes
- And more
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 our Austin plumbers a call. We’ll find the source of the leak and treat it before it gets bigger and causes serious damage to your home.
The skilled plumbers at Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning are here for you no matter what type of plumbing repair you need. Whether it’s a strange noise, a water heater repair, problems with frozen pipes, an overflowing toilet, or you need a drain cleaning, contact us and we’ll get you back to normal fast. We hope to get a chance to work with you soon!
Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions
Can you install my fixtures if I buy them from somewhere else?
At Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we train our staff to be familiar with most plumbing fixtures available on the market as well as custom fixtures. We also stock most of the major brands in our warehouse. Yes, we can install fixtures you have purchased from somewhere else, and the installation will be covered by our standard one-year warranty. We recommend you consider purchasing fixtures through us, because not only will you receive a warranty on the installation, but the fixtures themselves will also come with a 3-year parts warranty. See our warranties page for more information.
Will I save money if I buy my own water heater?
In the short-term, yes. Purchasing your own water heater can provide upfront cost savings and when we install it, your water heater will be covered by our standard one-year labor warranty. We urge you to consider a water heater purchased through Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning in order to provide you long-term peace of mind and confidence that your water heater is going to be high quality and last for many years to come. We only stock water heaters we feel are high quality and we offer a manufacturer matched warranty on all water heaters.
Can I fix a plumbing problem myself?
While some plumbing problems may seem simple enough, it is important to reach out to a professional when something is amiss. Many commercially available products, such as drain cleaning chemicals, are dangerous when improperly handled or stored. The caustic materials can also do damage to your pipes if relied on for a prolonged period of time.
Bigger issues, such as a burst pipe or sewer line issue, require specialized equipment and years of training. Fortunately, you can trust that our plumbers have the tried and tested knowledge to handle any plumbing problem, bug or small.
What can I do to save on my monthly utility bills?
If you find that your water bill is inexplicably climbing, you may have a leak. Look for unexplained puddles of water in your yard, landscaping, or around your water heater or faucets and listen for unexplained noises coming from your system. You may hear dripping or notice a drop in water pressure when you turn on the taps.
If you do not have a leak and are interested in being more efficient with your water usage, consider installing the latest eco-friendly fixtures, such as low flow toilets and showerheads, a tankless water heater, and other water-saving devices. Our Austin plumbers can take the time to get to know your needs and recommend parts and products that can help you save water and money.
What happens if I have an emergency situation?
A burst pipe, overflowing toilet, or another problem that cannot wait for business hours should not be taken lightly. If you can, turn of the water and refrain from using plumbing fixtures. Call Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning immediately at (512) 456-3570. Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to provide a quick solution to your plumbing emergency.