A noisy faucet is quite annoying. Every time you wash your hands or you enter the bathroom, it is just there, dripping, creaking or leaking. At the same time, a leaking faucet is easy to ignore, however, that does not mean you should ignore it.
Your leaking faucet is leading to wastage of water and increasing your utility bill. Fixing your noisy faucet is not as difficult as you think.
Check the Aerator
There is a chance that the cause of the noise is your aerator. The aerator is screwed onto the tip of your tap. It may be making a noise because of mineral deposits. You need to unscrew the aerator and then turn on the faucet. If the noise is gone, then the problem is the aerator. You can clean out the minerals from the aerator and screw it back on. However, if that does not solve the problem, then you need to replace the aerator.
A faucet washer is an integral part of a faucet. Often the cause for a dripping faucet is a worn washer. You need to open the faucet handle and inspect the washer. If you suspect that it is worn out, replace it. It is vital that you get a washer of the exact size of your faucet.
Tighten the Nut
Another cause why your faucet may be dripping and making noise is because of a loose nut. You need to open the faucet and tighten the nut.
Brake the High Pressure
High pressure can wreak havoc with your plumbing system such as corroding the pipes and straining the appliances. It can also be the cause of weird sounds coming from the faucet. Use a pressure gauge to assess your water pressure. Anything over 80 psi signifies a problem.
You need to install a pressure regulator on your main water line to protect your faucet.
Check the Plumbing System
If this does not work, then the issue may be with your plumbing system. The problem could be air or sediment stuck in your plumbing system. The resistance caused by the sediment could be a major cause of the noise.
In such a case, it is best that you have a professional plumber take a look at your system and assess what is the cause of the noise. At Pro Plumbing, you access a professional plumbing service that gets the job done right.
Our Edmonton plumbing staff is here to help you. Pro Plumbing & Heating has served the Greater Edmonton area, Sherwood Park and St Albert with our Mr. Faucet location since 1988. Our professional plumbers truly enjoy working with people.
When you contact us, you’ll get nothing less than the full attention of one of our expertly trained staff.
At Pro Plumbing & Heating, we’re not satisfied until you are. You’ll especially be satisfied with our prices — $99 an hour and $55 for a service call.
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