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There are a number of reasons your home may make noises, but it's important to be able to recognize what those sounds mean. This is especially true when it comes to your plumbing since so much is behind your home's walls. We've compiled a list of common plumbing noises that every homeowner should be able to identify. 

Dripping Noises

Dripping noises most frequently indicates a leak somewhere in the plumbing. If you hear dripping and can't find the source, call a professional immediately. It could mean the leak is behind your walls and could cause major water damage and mold if not fixed.

Gurgling Toilet

A gurgling toilet means there is a blockage somewhere in your plumbing. It could be in the toilet itself, the pipes leading to the toilet or even the main sewer drain. If the blockage is in the main sewer drain - which services your entire home - it needs to be addressed immediately.

Thuds and Bangs

Thuds and bangs are actually one of the least dangerous sounds you can hear in your home. Also called a "water hammer," this noise is generally caused by water changing direction or suddenly haltingin the pipes.It is more annoying than dangerous and can be fixed with a water hammer arrestor that can be easily installed by a professional plumber.

Whistling Pipe

A whistling pipe is usually caused when water is being pushed through a smaller opening than intended, usually due to mineral buildup in the pipes. You may need the pipe cleaned out or entirely replaced depending on the level of buildup or wear-and-tear on the pipe.

When you hear one of these sounds, call a professional to address it. David Gray Plumbing has been helping residents in the community for more than 30 years and is ready to help 24/7 - simply call (904) 605-8190.