Pipe Down: Why Your Kitchen Sink is Noisy and What to Do About It

A hum, a rattle, a gurgle — these are just some of the common sounds you’ll hear coming from your kitchen sink. Ideally, the sink should not make any noise, other than the gush of water from your faucet. But the “singing” sink can happen for a number of reasons. And fortunately, you will have a remedy to each one.

When it Hums

sinkA hum may mean water loss in your pipes. This could also mean you’ve got a leak somewhere in your piping system, or you could have a leaky toilet. If it’s a leak in your pipes, the pressure from water inside the pipe and the ambient pressure around it will generate the humming sound.

Sometimes it’s hard to hear the sound on your own, but if you happen to catch it from under the sink, call an expert. Our plumbers in Denver have the experience and the tools to detect and amplify the noise. This will allow us to determine the problem and provide the best solution.

When it Rattles

Your choice of kitchen sink can make it noisy. Stainless steel is the popular option, and you probably have it. While inexpensive and usually durable, it can also “get loud.” The space between dual stainless steel sinks creates vibrations, which make the noise. Reduce the noise by getting a sink with spray coating or padding. You can also just apply expanding foam in between the sinks to lessen the noise.

When it Gurgles

Gurgling noise could mean a clog in the drainpipe. You hear the gurgling because something is preventing the flow of water in your drainpipes, creating air bubbles in the main drain. To better understand why your sink is humming or gurgling, call us. Let our plumbers diagnose the problem and apply the right solution so your sink stays quiet.