Scary House Sounds? Call the Plumber BEFORE the Paranormal Team
San Diego’s older and/or quickly built homes can be cleared of ghosts or at least ghostly noises coming from standard plumbing equipment. Are you experiencing any of the other-worldly-seeming sounds described below? A fearless San Diego Plumber will cost far less that any paranormal expert.
Mystery Brew Bubbling & Boiling
Some of our customers relate in hushed tones that while sitting in their living room or dining room, they can hear pots of stew or cider from ages past brewing right beside them.
We then have to ask the boring question: does this room share a wall with your garage? Is your water heater right here? San Diego homeowners are often quite relieved to discover that a plumber can simply flush the water heater to remove the sediment contributing to the noises.
Leaking pipes can also make bubbling and popping sounds. To test whether you have a leak, turn the water off at the main valve and listen all over the house. If you can still hear water movement, you most likely have a leak that requires a plumber’s attention.
Wall Banging a Plumber Can Frighten Away
Your failure to attend your great aunt’s funeral didn’t drive her spirit to San Diego to bang on your walls! Most likely you have a “pressure hammer” or air pressure in the water pipes due to a failing rheostat or water pressure regulator.
Do-it-yourself hammering fix: shut off all water in the house by turning the lever for the main valve in the garage perpendicular to the pipe underneath it. Go through the house and open all water valves, draining all water from the water lines. If this doesn’t solve the problem, do call an experienced plumber.
Weird Whistling . . . What the . . . ?
“Whistling past the graveyard” is an old saying meaning trying to remain calm and happy in a scary situation. One scary situation is just starting to nod off at night in a pitch black room only to hear a whistling start low, increase in pitch and volume and then die off again.
Most likely, the whistling stems from the fact that your air ducts have either a hole or a split in a seam where two ducts meet. The air passing over that area makes a whistling sound. An HVAC expert can perform a camera inspection to find the source.
Don’t Live with Scary House Sounds . . . Call Perry Plumbing!
We admit it . . . Here at Perry Plumbing in San Diego, we love Jay and Grant—the plumbers who became paranormal investigators on Sy-Fy’s “Ghost Hunters” program . . . and it’s not just because they’re up for creeping around old basements at night. These intrepid pipe wranglers willingly blame the home’s faulty electrical system emitting static electricity for making hair stand up on end or living rodents for scratching in the walls.
If you’re tired of hearing bumps in the night and need a plumber in San Diego, call us today for a free estimate and 24-hour service at 619-472-2112. To get more Perry Plumbing hints, tips and updates, visit our website www.perryplumbing.com and sign up for our email newsletter.