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Does Gurgling and Hissing Mean It’s Time to Call for Plumbing Repair?

The plumbing in your home will occasionally make odd noises, such as pinging and knocking sounds. Many of these are innocuous, and if they don’t occur regularly they usually aren’t anything to worry about. However, there are some noises that indicate serious problems developing in your plumbing. You need to summon an experienced plumber to look into the sound and find out what’s causing it—and how to fix it.

When you are looking for quality plumbing repair in Orlando, FL, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We’ve served central Florida with excellent plumbing service since 1975, and we will answer your needs 24 hours a day.

What does that gurgling sound mean?

When you hear gurgling from your drains soon after running water down into them, it usually indicates a bad clog starting to develop—even if your sink still seems to be draining fine. What’s occurring out of your sight is that an accumulation of oil, grease, hair, dirt, or other obstructions has trapped air, which is then bubbling up through the water that is stopped above the clog and draining slowly through it. You may not see the water backing up from the drain yet, but you soon will if you do nothing to fix the problem. Use a plunger to try to clear out the clog. If the gurgling sound continues, you need to contact a plumber to remove the clog using a powered drain snake, hydro-jetters, or other professional methods. (Don’t use chemical drain cleaners; they can damage your pipes.)

What about that hissing noise?

If you hear hissing sounds coming from your plumbing, you may have trouble with high pressure inside the pipes. This might mean overheating in the hot water tank. High pressure will quickly become a problem because it will start leaks throughout the plumbing. In fact, leaks probably already have sprung in spots you can’t see. This requires immediate professional attention; plumbers will need to find the reason for the increase in pressure and stop it, and then locate whatever leaks have occurred and seal them. Leaking is hazardous for your plumbing and the building material of your home, so remedy it as soon as you can.

Rely on professional plumbers

The only sort of plumbing repairs you should attempt on your own are the simplest of fixes, like using a plunger for easy clogs. Attempting amateur fixes can lead to damage to your pipes that require even more expensive repairs, and on their own will likely cause the very leaks you are trying to stop.

When you hear gurgling or hissing noises from your plumbing, make the wise move and call for a plumber. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. is ready to help you with your plumbing repair in Orlando, FL.

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