Sinks come with their own set of problems – one minute they’re quiet and the next they’re making all sorts of strange noises. If your sink has recently started gurgling, you should read on.
Gurgling noises from your sink can be a source of worry, but often they are just a sign of normal drainage. However, if you notice that the noise is getting louder or occurring more frequently, there are some things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.
Which Sink is Responsible For All That Noise?
The kitchen sink is often the source of strange noises, but bathroom sinks can also be culprits. Gurgling noises are usually caused by water draining slowly, and this can happen for a number of reasons.
You should be able to tell if the noise is coming from the kitchen or a bathroom. It also helps to figure out early on if it’s a single sink or multiple sinks that are causing the noise. By narrowing it down, you can save yourself some time troubleshooting.
What is The Cause of The Gurgling Noise?
Poor drain venting or a partially clogged drain is the most common cause of gurgling noises from a sink. When water doesn’t drain properly, it can cause a vacuum to form and this is what makes the noise.
Food and debris can easily accumulate and cause slow drainage, which will result in gurgling noise.
One common issue in bathroom sinks is that the drain is clogged with hair. You can try to clear the clog with a plunger or a plumber’s snake, but if the clog is too deep, you may need to call a plumber.
Another common issue in bathroom sinks is that the drain is too shallow. This can be fixed by installing a pop-up stopper or a sink strainer.
Other reasons for gurgling noises can include;
– A clogged vent pipe: This is often the cause of gurgling noises from a bathroom sink.
– A clogged garbage disposal: If food or other debris is clogging the disposal, it can cause the sink to gurgle.
– A broken P-trap: If the P-trap has been damaged, it can cause water to drain slowly and create a vacuum.
– A clogged bathtub drain: If the bathtub drain is clogged, it can also cause gurgling noises.
If you’re not sure what’s causing the noise in your sink, it’s best to call Rick’s Plumbing for help. We will be able to identify the source of the problem and recommend a solution.
What You Can Do About It
First, check to see if any food or debris is blocking the sink drain. Use a plunger to clear the blockage, if there is one. If that doesn’t work, use a plumber’s snake to clear the drain.
If neither of those methods clears the drain, it may be time to call a professional. There could be a more serious blockage or damage causing the noise. A plumber will be able to assess the problem and recommend the best course of action.
A professional plumber will also be able to inspect your drains for any potential issues. If your drains are clogged or blocked, they can recommend a solution, such as a drain cleaning or snaking the line.
It’s important to address any gurgling noises as soon as possible. They may be a sign of a more serious problem. Clearing the blockage yourself may solve the problem, but if it doesn’t, don’t hesitate to call a professional. They will be able to identify and fix the issue quickly and efficiently.
In the meantime, keep water and food out of the sink as much as possible to avoid any further blockages.
-It helps to clean your drains regularly of hair, food particles and other substances. However, you should avoid the use of cleaning solutions with chemicals. These can be harmful to your pipes and may not be effective in clearing the drain.
-If you have a garbage disposal, make sure to run water through it after each use. This will help to flush out any food or debris that may have been left behind.
-Install a sink strainer to catch food and debris.
Contact Us Today If You Hear Gurgling Noise In Your Sink
Your sinks are very important and should be given proper attention. If you’re experiencing any kind of gurgling noise, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible. You may need the help of a professional plumber to identify and fix the issue.