Do you often hear things going bump in the night? Scared by that unusual squealing sound or that phantom whistle that always seems to get worse in the night? The good news is, I don’t think your house is haunted. However, there is some bad news too. That strange property noise you’re hearing around the house could be a sign that your home is in need of some improvements.
Below, you’ll find some of the most common household signs, what could be causing them and what you can do to remedy the situation and restore peace in your home once more.
Property Noise And Household Signs
That scratching you hear isn’t the product of a rather noisy ghost. It’s far more likely to be caused by mice, rats or other rodents who are currently residing within the ductwork of your home. This is because it is a warm and welcoming place for such critters to be.
Obviously, you’ll want to get rid of them and in order to do that you can either set traps and hope for the bets or call in a professional exterminator to handle the situation for you. Whichever option you choose, sealing any holes or even tiny cracks that lead into your home is vital to prevent future visitors.
If you hear squealing noises, particularly around the bathroom and/or kitchen areas, it’s unlikely to be a wailing banshee. It’ll probably be your pipes. There are a lot of things that can cause your pipework to start making unholy noises, from poor water pressure to blockages.
First of all, check if the noise seems to be coming from your faucet. If it does, it could be that you simply need to replace the washers. If that doesn’t solve the problem, it could be that there is a blockage in the pipes or something like rust, low pressure or leaks could be causing the problem. Although it might cost a fair amount to repipe a home, that could be your best course of action if you want to be property noise free. Obviously, see what your plumber thinks, but it’ll be worth having new pipes if you can shower and sleep in peace.
If you hear a pounding sound like a hammer hitting something repeatedly, don’t call Ghostbusters, call a plumber. Or if you know what you’re doing turn off the water at the mains. Then try draining the lines which could be enough to get rid of the sound. It may be that air pressure is building up in your water pipes causing an awful cacophony whenever you turn on the faucet or flush the toilet.
If you hear a property sound that is the sound of a cauldron bubbling, popping and spitting as nearby witches stir their brew, no need to run and hide. It’s much more likely that your homestead is having problems with its water heater. When sediment builds up in the bottom of the water tank, it bubbles and pops as the water heats up. All you have to do to get rid of it is to drain the sediment away. Just keep doing so on a regular basis.
See you have nothing to worry about. Property noise that you hear doesn’t mean the ghosts are coming to get you! It may mean though, that some repairs are in order. With a little bit of maintenance, you will get a full nights sleep with no property noise at all unless the crickets are chirping.