Dripping water noises are almost always a cause for alarm, as it could add up to a significant amount of wasted water, not to mention it can be extremely annoying especially during the quiet early morning hours. There’s a good chance that you’ll need to call for plumbing or air conditioning services if the source turns out to be one of the following.
1. Air Conditioner Condensate – When properly installed, the condensate lines from your air conditioning system should be properly routed away from the condenser unit. Damaged or improper installation can lead to leaks, which in turn leads to dripping noises. If this is the source of the dripping noise, don’t let the moisture collect in the condenser unit, as rust could develop in the casing.
2. Chimney Leaks – Old, rusty chimneys may already have spots where it could let rainwater in, which later leads to dripping noises within the chimney stack. Stains along the exterior are also indicative of such leaks. Since chimneys are not as visible as the main roofing area, it’s important to stick to the cleaning and maintenance schedule prescribed by your chimney contractor.
3. Drain Pipe Leaks – There are many reasons why your drain pipes would make dripping noises. One of the most common causes is a leak. If you’re not confident with using sealant as a temporary fix until a plumbing professional is available, turn off the water until the issue is fixed. Clogged drains can also contribute to the leak.
4. Dripping Faucets – Another common source of dripping noises is a bathroom or kitchen faucet. Assuming that you’ve properly turned off the faucet, the dripping water could be caused by an old or damaged “O” ring, which has to be replaced. Excessive water pressure, improper installation, or corroded components could also be the cause. Of course, hiring a capable plumber can help minimize any issues from happening.
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If you are having trouble with dripping noises in your house, call Countryside Plumbing and Heating, Inc. today at (715) 246-2660. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a service appointment. We serve New Richmond, WI and surrounding areas.