Do Those Spooky Noises Mean Your Plumbing’s Haunted?

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If your Brooklyn home is sounding more like a haunted house than a happy home, plumbing trouble might be brewing.

If your plumbing's making noises, it's probably not haunted.

When you hear unexplained noises in your home, chances are it’s not a ghost — age, wear and other factors may turn your usually quiet appliances, like boilers, water pumps and pipes, into something that can keep you up at night. The experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning can diagnose the noises that your plumbing system makes and give you a solution that lets you and your family sleep peacefully.


If you hear knocking on your walls just past midnight, it’s probably just limestone that’s accumulated on your boiler’s heat exchanger. Restricted water flow can allow pockets of air to collect in the system, let the water that heats your home boil into steam and cause metallic clangs that can rattle up the walls until they settle out.


If your home has developed a loud, intermittent whining noise, you could have a leak in the casing of your water heater or a fuel line to the boiler could be restricted or clogged. Water pipes can also whistle or shriek, especially if air enters the system, so it’s important to have this diagnosed before it gets worse.


The pipes that run through your walls can occasionally develop small leaks, which may create dripping noises that are difficult to explain. If water is seeping out of your baseboards or puddles begin to appear, it may be time to consider repiping your home.

Of course, some of the noises that your plumbing makes are normal. But others can be signs of larger problems that exist just behind your walls. Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning can determine if the noises you’re hearing are routine, or something scarier. Give us a call at (718) 748-1254 or schedule a plumbing inspection online.

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