Rattling or noises in the walls?

Pipes rattling in the wall

Tim’s plumbing service has seen it all, fixed it all over the past 30 years.

One common issue is the sound of pipes rattling in the walls or in the house, in some cases – it can be scary. But don’t worry, your house is not haunted.

Most likely this is due to a venting issue.

The purpose of a plumbing vent in your house is to remove sewer gases from the drainage system and equalize its atmospheric pressure. Without the plumbing vent, our toilets and all other home plumbing fixtures might not be draining properly, can cause unusual noises (like gurgling or belching as and after they discharge), and could be responsible for an unpleasant sewer gas smell inside the house.

A house plumbing vent is one of those features that may easily become compromised.

Some of the most common reasons for the plumbing vent to lose its performance is our lack of knowledge during remodeling, the house age, and / or miscellaneous stuff (including bad luck).

Here are some common issues:

  • Cracked plumbing vent pipe
  • Plumbing vent pipe separated at connections
  • Leakage stains, roof decking damage around the roof surface penetration caused by improperly installed plumbing vent flashing, sometimes damaged or even missing