Can you hear something?
Sometimes, hearing noises and sounds around the house can drive us mad. It can become increasingly frustrating when you aren’t able to tell where exactly the noise is coming from or what is causing it. If you can’t find the cause then there is very little chance that you will be able to put a stop to it.
Getting incredibly annoyed with that pesky sound? Don’t panic; here are the causes of some common household sounds and what you can do about them.
If you ever hear a buzzing, you should go close to your light switches and power outlets and listen to them closely. There’s a good chance that the buzzing is coming from your electrics. Thankfully, it can often be easily fixed. All you might need to do is replace the outlet or light switch. If it is a light bulb that is buzzing, then it’s a sign that you need a new one in its place. If the buzzing continues after you have replaced a bulb, socket, or switch, you should call an electrician to investigate further.
Do you think that you can hear some scratching noises coming from inside your walls or up in the attic? If so, it’s unfortunately a sign that you have a rodent problem. All of that scratching could be coming from nesting rats or mice. You can take care of these yourself by laying down some traps or rat poison. It’s probably not a good idea to use poison if you have pets or young children, though. For a quick fix, you can always call your local pest exterminator.
Dripping is almost certainly a sign that you have a leak somewhere on your property. If you can hear constant dripping, it’s worth taking a look at all your pipes and see if you can see any pools of water. If not, you should call Superior Plumbing so that they can send someone to investigate for you. A professional plumber will have all the tools to find the exact source of the leak.
Don’t be scared if you ever hear any banging or thumping – it won’t be ghosts! In actual fact, it’s probably your pipes that are banging. It is known as “water hammer” in the business and occurs when water suddenly stops or changes direction in the pipe. It’s often a sign that there is something wrong with your water-heating system or central heating. You should call a local boiler specialist out so that they can service your boiler and central heating. They might find an issue that they need to fix. It might come to pass that you need to replace your boiler completely. This is often the case once a boiler is over a decade old as their efficiency starts to decline and they start to develop problems.
Hopefully, one of the noises that you’ve been hearing is in this list and you now know exactly what you need to do to stop it!