One of the most irritating things we encounter in our homes is a noisy faucet. If you find yourself cringing and gritting your teeth every time you wash your hands or clean the dishes, it’s imperative to find a solution to this annoying problem. While there are a few reasons why noises are coming from your plumbing, fixing noisy faucets can be a simple task which may not require the assistance of a San Fernando Valley plumber.
The following are instructions to do yourself before calling a plumbing company:
- Inspect the aerator – Mineral deposits in the aerator may be the source of the noise. The aerator is the screen which screws into the tip of the faucet. Just unscrew the aerator and run the faucet. If the noise ceases to continue, purchase a brand new aerator and screw it on the faucet.
- Install new washers – Decaying or incorrectly sized washers are another common cause of noisy faucets. Replace the old washer by shutting off the water supply and taking your faucet apart. When the handles have been removed, switch out the old washers with new ones.
- Regulate water pressure – High water pressure can be another issue, so it’s important to test your plumbing with a pressure gauge. If the pressure is over 80 psi, it can potentially be the cause of your problem. Install pressure regulator on your main water line to stop the noise, as well as to protect your pipes and appliances.
- Replace plumbing system – If you live in an older home, it may be a sign to replace your entire piping system. If so, you must hire the services of an experienced and reliable plumbing company to install a new plumbing system.
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