Every house, especially an older one, has its own peculiar noises – creaking floorboards, the wind whistling down the chimney and so on. Every so often, though, you may hear odd noises coming from your plumbing or heating systems. Here, we look at a few common causes and when to call for expert help, before trouble erupts and you need an emergency plumber Bristol.
Can you hear a dripping noise you’re not accustomed to hearing? There are numerous possible explanations for this – some more serious than others. First, try and track down where the sound is coming from. Check taps in the kitchen; and taps and showerheads in bathroom, along with any en suite facilities you may have on the premises. If that’s the source and you’ve turned the appliance off as far as you can, but the drip continues, you may be able to address it yourself if you’re a dab hand at DIY. It’s usually the case that a washer needs replacing. If the drip persists or you’re unsure as to how to get started, you need recommended plumbers Bristol based to fix or change the tap for you. If, on the other hand, you discover the sound is coming from your boiler, it’s entirely possible that you have a leak somewhere inside your system. Never try to resolve this issue yourself – it’s important for safety reasons that you call in expert Bristol plumbing services to diagnose the problem and apply the correct fix. In many cases, the cause is excess pressure within the system, but an alternate reason is that one or more of the component parts have worn down and need replacing.
From time to time, one or more of your radiators may make a gurgling sound. When your heating is on, feel each radiator from top to bottom and see if there’s an inconsistent level of heat being emitted. If it’s cooler at the top, say, it’s likely that you have a build-up of air in the unit. Often, this problem can be simply solved by bleeding the radiator in question with a radiator key. However, if this fails to resolve the issue, then there may be a more serious cause. Call an emergency plumber Bristol to get it sorted if it happens in the depths of winter! A consistent banging noise as your pipes expand and contract with the heat of the water flowing through them can signify that certain stretches of pipe have not been correctly fitted. A Somerset plumbing and heating engineer will be able to fit them properly and remove the noise entirely. Lastly for this blog, is your boiler emitting a louder than usual humming noise? This could indicate trouble with the heating elements in the central heating system. This is one for a plumber Bristol based.
In short, if you hear strange noises you haven’t noticed before emanating from your heating or plumbing, and have no idea what’s causing it or how to fix it, it’s always worth consulting a plumber. If you and your family are left without heat and it’s bitterly cold, or you have any worries at all about the safety of your systems, don’t hesitate to call an emergency plumber Bristol. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.