Spooky Radiator Sounds Explained

The Halloween season is full of scary ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night, but the one place we don’t want to hear spooky sounds coming from during this time of year? Your radiator. If you hear any gurgling, banging or clanking noises coming from your radiator — here is why you might be hearing those spooky noises.

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Spooky Radiator Sounds…Explained:

  • Gurgling – Gurgling noises are usually a result of accumulated air in your radiator. The solution? Bleeding the system to clear any air pockets.
  • Banging – If there are loud banging or clanking noises coming from your system, this is usually due to steam trapped inside of the pipes. As steam moves through the system, it pushes water forward at a fast speed — and when it comes to an obstacle it hits it and makes a loud bang.
  • Hissing – No, it’s not a snake — it’s air trying to escape the radiator. In most cases, you will just need to replace your air vent.

If you run into any problems at all with your home’s heating system this year, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you with all of your heating repair and installation needs — all season long. Visit our website or give us a call directly to learn more about the services that we offer.

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