When I moved into my first proper apartment with my friend, the biggest problem we faced was the “screaming” faucet in our bathroom.
We called it screaming because if one of us went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, the other one would, without fail, jump out of bed thinking someone was being murdered.
However, this seems to be more than a common problem in today’s houses. The faucets can make high-pitched sounds when turned on, and this problem is neither too complex nor too costly to fix.
You can even do it yourself and save yourself from a long process of moving out as we did. I know, it seems stupid, but the noise was unbearable and the building was quite old so we thought we might as well move out.
But guess what, this also can happen in newer buildings – usually for a different reason on which we will elaborate later.
Anyway, let’s see what the most common causes of “whining” faucets are and some possible solutions.
We should preface this by saying that if you decide to try to fix anything plumber-related in your house yourself, always turn off the water supply first, and then proceed.