The bathroom is more than just a place to wash yourself, for many it is also a place of serenity and a place to relax. If there is one thing which will put a dent in your ability to relax, it is a noisy bathroom tap. Many people struggle with this problem and whether you have taps which hiss, bang or squeal, it is an issue which needs to be taken care of quickly. There are some solutions which won’t require a full deconstruction of your bathroom sink, and here are the first places you ought to check in order to get to the bottom of the noise issue.
Air pressure in the pipes is a problem that will cause poor flow of water when you open the bathroom tap, as well as an awful and frustrating noise. If you have an inkling that this may be the case, then you can buy a pressure gauge for less than $15, which will give you a quick reading. Bleeding the system in order to get the pressure out will be tricky, so if pressure is the culprit then getting a plumber out will be the best move.
At the bottom of bathroom taps and mixers you will see a mesh disc, this is called the aerator and what often happens over time is that minerals collect and deposit into the mesh. Once the water is forced through the holes, you will find that if the minerals have hardened, then it will make a hissing sound. These can be very easily removed and replaced if you think that this is the issue with your bathroom tap.
Over time the washers in the bathroom tap can become loose and when this happens, you end up with a very annoying rattling sound when you open up the tap. Checking and repairing this is actually something that you can do on your own. All you need to do is to take the bathroom tap apart and whisk the washers off from the bottom of the tap, where it connects to the bathroom sink. Add your new washers and make sure that they have the seal and that they are properly connected. Once you have done this, put the tap back together and hopefully you will no longer have an annoying rattling sound coming from your taps.
Water needs to flow seamlessly through your system, from the source, right up through to the taps. If you find that there is a banging sound or flow which stops and starts, then it could very well be that you have an issue with the way your bathroom plumbing system has been connected. If you have tried all other options on this list and you find that you are still having problems, then call out the professionals as it may just be that they need to check all of your connections to remedy your noisy tap issue.
If you have got bathroom taps and mixers which are making a problematic noise, be sure to take action to get the issue resolved.