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How Your Showerhead is Making Squealing or Whistling Sounds

The Main Reasons Your Shower is Making Squealing or Whistling Sounds

If your showerhead seems to be joining you by squealing, whistling, or hissing, it may change your tune a bit.

It isn’t uncommon for somebody to enjoy singing while they’re taking a shower. However, if the showerhead seems to be joining you by squealing, whistling, or hissing, it may change your tune a bit. These high-pitched sounds are not just annoying, they could be signs of a plumbing problem inside your home. This might not be a plumbing problem that you’d ever think was possible, but there could be something wrong with your plumbing system. In this blog, we’ll cover the main reasons your shower might be making a whistling sound. Read on to learn more!

Showerheads that Need Replacements

Sometimes, the most accessible solution for any issues like this is replacing an old showerhead. Over time, minerals in your water could build up and clog up the smaller nozzles. It is quite easy to swap out your showerhead with a new one and see if that solves the whistling or squealing problem. If that does not work, then it might be enough of a reason to call the professional plumbers from Alpha Plumbing for assistance.

Clogged Up Showerhead Pipes

As water flows all through your pipes that come out of your wall and into the showerhead, it must pass through a small hole. If the pipes get clogged up by any mineral deposits, the water might make a whistling sound as it tries to squeeze all the way through. To fix this problem, remove the showerhead and then clean out the showerhead pipe.

Worn Out Showerhead Valves

The shower valve is a part that you engage with when you move the main handles of your shower. It controls the mixture and the flow of cold and hot water. Once the valve wears out, you might notice a few signs, such as whistling or leaking.

To replace your shower valve, you will need to get to the plumbing behind the shower, which typically means opening up an area of your wall. Because of this, you’re better off leaving this to the professionals.

Blocked Showerhead Cartridges

Another spot that could be clogged is the shower cartridge located right in the shower valve. However, this part is a bit trickier to get to and might require you to bring in a licensed professional plumber to replace it.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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