Strange Noises in Your Home That Are Related to Plumbing Repair & Installation Issues

Strange Noises in Your Home Related to Plumbing Repair & Installation Issues

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Have you noticed strange noises in the walls or ceilings of your home? These issues may be an indicator that something is wrong with your home plumbing system. Noises coming from our pipes and plumbing system are likely a sign of a plumbing repair or installation issue. We recommend calling a plumber if you notice persistent noises in your home. Stephens Plumbing provides trustworthy emergency plumbing services in Chicago, Downers Grove, Naperville, and various other areas of Illinois. Contact a specialist today for plumbing assistance.

If you notice the following noises or issues in your home, we recommend calling a plumbing repair and installation specialist:

Rattling or Vibrating Pipes

If you hear rattling or vibrating in your home plumbing system, this can be a sign that something is loose. For a plumbing system to work correctly, the system needs to be properly sealed. By tightening loose pipes or connections, you’ll not only get rid of the noise, you’ll also increase the efficiency of your plumbing system. Contact a plumbing repair specialist to receive assistance with your rattling or vibrating pipes.


If you hear a drip - don’t ignore it! If you believe your home plumbing system is leading, it’s important that you find the leak quickly. Letting water drip in your home for an extended period of time can lead to mold and mildew buildup, especially if the drip is in your walls or ceiling, soaking into the drywall. In addition to damage and mold, even the tiniest drip can have a significant impact on your water bill. To avoid mold and costly repairs for your walls or ceiling, contact a plumbing repair specialist at Stephens Plumbing. We will perform a plumbing inspection and quickly diagnose the issue. After we find the source of the water leak, we will either repair the problem area of your system or perform an installation to fix the issue.

Gurgling Drains

Gurgling drains usually signal some sort of blockage in your home plumbing system. Gurgling in your plumbing system may mean one of your drains or your homes vent pipe is clogged. In addition to the annoying noise, a clogged vent pipe can lead to unpleasant gases and odors entering your home. If you hear gurgling, we recommend calling a professional plumber to perform the necessary drain treatments and plumbing repairs to fix the issue. Contact a specialist at Stephens Plumbing to receive assistance with drain treatments.

Hissing Faucets

A hissing noise when you turn your water faucet on often means your water pressure is too high. Lessening the water pressure will help get rid of this noise - and can help lower your water bill. High water pressure wastes a lot of water with the water flowing overtime through your pipes. The additional pressure of water through your home plumbing system can also speed up the wear and tear on your pipes.

Adjust your water pressure to save money on water and prolong the lifespan of your pipes. Fill out our submission form or give us a call to receive assistance with water pressure adjustments.

Thudding Pipes

Thudding and shuddering pipes are signs the valves are closing too quickly. When valves close too fast, the water stays in the pipes, causing what is called the "water hammer effect" The water hammer effect puts unnecessary strain on pipes and causes damage to home plumbing systems. If the sound gets louder, the problem is worsening. This can be fixed by installing slow-shutting valves to prevent the issue.

Our certified plumbing repair specialists will install slow-shutting valves to eliminate thudding pipes in your home. Contact Stephens Plumbing to receive a diagnosis of the issue and emergency plumbing support.

Contact Stephens Plumbing

Stephens Plumbing has trained plumbing repair and installation specialists ready to help you with your home plumbing issues. We offer home plumbing support in areas such as Downers Grove, Chicago, Naperville, and other locations of Illinois. If you’re in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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