Why is the Showerhead Whistling?

Stepping into a hot shower in the morning can be a nice, relaxing start to the day unless the showerhead starts emitting a loud, whistling noise when turned on. It’s not a great way to start off the morning. Usually when this happens, it’s due to a problem with the showerhead itself or the pipe leading to it.

High Water Pressure

If the water pressure in the pipe is excessively high, it could be causing a whistling noise. To fix this, homeowners should have a pressure reducing valve installed near their water meters.

Shutoff Valve

Another common cause of this irritating sound is when the shutoff valve isn’t fully opened, causing a whistling noise when hot water is running through the shower. Have a plumber open the shutoff valve completely to stop the noise.

Loose Parts

If there’s a washer, pipe, or fitting that is worn out or loose, it could be causing the whistling. Try tightening to showerhead to stop the noise. If that doesn’t work, call All Star Plumbing and Restoration to come take a look at it.

Clogged Showerhead

An excess build-up of calcium and minerals in the showerhead could be causing the water pressure to build up and make the whistling sound. Give the showerhead a good cleaning.

Large Volume of Water

A whistling sound coming from the showerhead could also be caused by a large volume of water traveling through the pipes. In this case, it’s best to replace the showerhead with a low-flow unit.

Don’t start the morning irritated by the whistling from the showerhead. Give All Star Plumbing and Restoration a call to see take care of the problem. Whether it’s just a quick fix or a fixture replacement, they can help restore peace to the morning.

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