If you're hearing strange noises coming from your shower drain, it's likely that there's a blockage causing water to build up and create pressure. Luckily, you can do a few things to fix the problem.

Shower P-Trap 

If the noises are coming from the showerhead, the first thing to check is the shower p-trap. This is a small piece of plastic that sits in the drain and helps to catch hair and other debris. If it's clogged, water will not be able to flow through it and into the drain, which will cause the noises.

To clean the p-trap, first, remove the showerhead by unscrewing it. Then, use a plunger to clear the blockage. Make sure to replace the p-trap once it's clean.

Sink Drain 

If the noises are actually coming from the sink, the first thing to check is the drain. If the water is flowing smoothly, there may not be a problem. However, if the water is flowing slowly or making strange noises, there may be a blockage.

To check the drain, first, remove the stopper. Then, use a plunger to clear the blockage. Make sure to replace the stopper once it's clean.

If the noises continue even after clearing the blockage, it may be necessary to replace the sink drain.

Plumbing Venting System

A plumbing venting system is a system that transfers the exhaust fumes from the home to the outside. This system is important to keep the home cool and healthy.

If the noises coming from the sink are coming from the venting system, the first thing to check is the filter. If the filter is dirty, it may need to be replaced. If the filter is not functioning properly, the system may need to be cleaned.

Electric Appliance

Do any of the appliances in your home make noise when they are draining? This can be caused by a variety of factors, including the type of appliance, the location of the drain, and the plumbing in your home. Check the drainpipe in your attic to see if it is properly vented. Additionally, check the exterior of your home for any vents causing the noise.

Types of Noises Shower Drains Make

Some noises that can be coming from a shower drain include water flowing freely and a hissing sound. Other types of noises are:

  • Gurgling
  • Gurgling is a common noise that can be heard when the shower is draining. A blockage often causes this noise in the drainpipe. If the gurgling is constant, it may be an indication that there is a blockage in the main sewer line.

  • Banging or Clanking
  • Another common noise that can be heard when the shower is draining is banging or clanking. This is often caused by the shower being turned on and then being left on for a long time. This can cause the pipes in the shower to become clogged and create the noise.

  • Shaking
  • Shaking is another common noise that can be heard when the shower drains. This noise is often caused by the water being forced through a clogged pipe. This can cause the pipe to shake and create the noise.

    The Bottom Line

    In conclusion, if your shower drain is making noises, it is likely due to a build-up of debris or a blockage in the drain. You can try clearing the drain yourself with a plunger or a plumber's snake, or you can call a plumber to clear the blockage.

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