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YOUR EMERGENCY PLUMBER IN LOS ANGELES AND FUNNY NOISES

Your house makes some pretty strange noises, this we are sure you are fully aware of. You may have even been freaked out by some of the noises your house makes. But there is no need to call Ghostbusters or Ghost Hunters, we assure you that there is a logical reason for the noises you hear. And no, the noises you hear are not anything to be afraid of, in most cases anyway.

Houses frequently make noises. You might hear the floor creak, the hum of the refrigerator or gurgles in the pipes. And while most of these noises are perfectly normal and harmless, there are noises that will warrant attention. In some cases, immediate attention.

Anytime there is something different going on in your home, like a new noise, it is a good idea to look into it. You might be surprised to discover that buzzing you hear between your walls could be an electrical issue or a swarm of bees.

American Drain Company, your emergency plumber in Los Angeles, offers noises your house makes and what they could mean.

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GURGLING TOILET

A gurgling toilet could be one of two things. The sewer line could be backed up. Tree roots tend to grow into pipes and cause all sorts of issues. If you have tree roots in your sewer line and you flush baby wipes or something similar, they tend to get caught up and black the line.

A worn out toilet valve can also be the reason for a toilet gurgle. You will know if this is the cause because the toilet will be constantly running until you get it fixed.

HUMMING REFRIGERATOR

A humming refrigerator indicates gremlins inside eating all of your food.

We kid of course. A humming refrigerator could be due to a faulty compressor motor, something you should have checked out. It could also be any number of electrical devices that modern refrigerators are full of.

CREAKING FLOORS AND STAIRS

The most common cause of a squeaky floor is a loosened floorboard that is rubbing on its neighbor. Floorboards can be tightened down with a screw or by gluing it in place.

SCRATCHING FROM BEHIND THE WALLS

This is a noise that might frighten you a bit. The most obvious cause for this are critters. You could have mice, raccoons or any number of various rodents or other wildlife that has decided to make your home their home.

These freeloaders are more than just a noisy nuisance, they can wreak havoc on your house. Mice can spread disease, some animals will tear up your insulation and chew electrical wires, which could cause a fire.

It is best if you called in an expert to resolve the wildlife issue.

RUNNING WATER

If none of the faucets in your house ore being used, you definitely don’t want to be hearing running water. In a nutshell, the sound of running water means you have a major leak somewhere.

You need to take action right away in this circumstance by finding your water main and shutting it down. And then you will want to call a plumber.

KNOCKING NOISES FROM WATER HEATER

Pops and knocks from the water heater could indicate a buildup of sediment in the tank. This will cause your water heater to work harder than it has to and it becomes more expensive to run. Your plumber can drain the tank and scrape away the buildup.

WHISTLING SHOWER HEAD

There are any numbers of reasons why your shower head is making funny noises. One of the most common reasons is due to build-up. This is a minor problem and can be easily resolved by cleaning your shower head. If you are too lazy to do that, you can always just buy a new one.

HISSING IN YOUR SINK

No, a hissing noise in your sink does not necessarily indicate a snake in your drain. It is much more likely caused by water pressure that is too high. If this is the case, you can install a pressure-reducing valve that should solve the problem.

Of course, if there is a snake in your drain, a pressure-reducing valve is utterly useless and you should call, heck, who do you call to get a snake out of your drain?

In a pinch, you could call American Drain Company to remove the snake.