When Plumbing Noises are Serious

Your plumbing might make noises regularly. Many homeowners just get used to the sounds that their system makes and don’t think about them after a while. 

However, some plumbing noises can mean there’s a problem in the system. While the problems may not seem urgent because there’s no plumbing emergency, they all indicate issues that may get worse over time if you let them go. Here are some sounds you might hear and what they could mean for your system.


Do you hear a gurgling or a bubbling sound when you flush your toilet or let water drain anywhere in your home? This can indicate several issues:

  • Air trapped in the pipes
  • A sewer issue
  • An unaddressed clog

Even if you have experienced bubbling for years, you may have a problem that’s getting worse over time. Call our team and we’ll get to the bottom of the issue, then repair it for you ASAP!


Do your pipes squeal or whine when you run water? Maybe it just occurs when you use one set of pipes, like the ones in your upstairs bathroom or in your kitchen. High-pitched sounds coming from the plumbing usually mean there’s a broken or defective pressure-reducing valve. 

Depending on when your home was built, you may have a single valve for the entire house or different ones for the bathroom, kitchen, etc. Over time, leaving these broken can cause:

  • Broken pipes
  • Overflows
  • And more!

Call us about a plumbing repair and we’ll get your plumbing back to normal soon!


Even a slow drip can indicate a leak, and leaks can cause higher bills and major damage. Even a slow leak can raise your water bill quite a bit, and that’s outside of the cost of treating and repairing any water damage. The sound of dripping water could also drive you crazy! If you are struggling with a drip that you can’t repair, give us a call. We’ll find the source of that leak and fix it before it gets bigger and causes any serious damage to your structure. 

In fact, the skilled plumbers at DC Drains & Plumbing are here for you no matter what kind of plumbing repair you require. Whether you’re hearing a strange noise, you need a water heater repair, your toilet is overflowing, or you require a drain cleaning, call us and we’ll get your plumbing back to normal fast. We hope to get a chance to help you out soon!

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