Shower noise- sounds like squealing

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When we turn the water off after a shower, there is a loud squealing noise...
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  • Cindy Corean Cindy Corean on Jan 14, 2016
    Get a plumber. The shower head is probably not high enough from the faucet below. That was the diagnosis when ours was doing the same thing, but unless you or your husband are VERY handy, this is not a DIY project.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 14, 2016
    Adjust the flow of the water or water pressure and see if that stops
  • Ranger Ranger on Jan 15, 2016
    Maybe the washers have deteriorated? Go into a plumbers shop and ask.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Jan 15, 2016
    http://www.happyhandyman.com/Johnnies-Tips-s/1826.htm check this website to help.I use it all the time. Save for any future needs you might have. you can call them too. Trudy is great. No I don't work there live 200 miles away but call and get stuff shipped to me and call when need help and can't find it any other place.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Jan 15, 2016
    I answered about who might can help but remembered this. Is has something to do with the air in the pipes. Might have to go up on roof and drop a water hose down. But check with Johnnie's daughter Trudy first.
  • Patty Patty on Jan 15, 2016
    I agree with @Wanda,,sounds like an air block in the vent pipeline,,I cleaned out lots of broken leaves,,etc.,,and capped it with some micro-meshed screen (Loews),,haven't had a problem in years since. Good luck.
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Jan 15, 2016
    It's trying to suck air when the shower line is evacuated.. could be a clogged screen in the showerhead, such as calcium. I would first try removing the showerhead, and running the water as if taking a shower, then turn it off and see if the sound still occurs before I climbed on the roof.. Good Luck...
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Jan 15, 2016
    This has nothing to do with the plumbing vent, in my opinion. When you turn the shower off, it is designed to remove the water from the SHOWER line. It normally feeds back through the manifold of the unit.. If the airflow back down from the shower is restricted, it will whistle, where the plumbing vent will 'gurgle' and not drain properly..
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    • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Jan 15, 2016
      And Yes, you can replace the head, but your problem may rise again, with your water supply.. Been There.....
  • Thebakers47 Thebakers47 on Jan 15, 2016
    I have the same problem. I know mine is in the pull up diverted. When the noise starts I can move the diverter down a little then back up and it'll stop for a little while. I'll be interested if one can answer this questions.no gurgling in the drain. Just high pitch squealing. Not enjoyable.
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    • Thebakers47 Thebakers47 on Jan 16, 2016
      Thank you.
  • Sparkles Sparkles on Jan 15, 2016
    You may have calcium build up in the hot water tank. Flush it out and it may help with the problem. We have done this a couple of times and it works,
  • Labright Labright on Jan 15, 2016
    It is a tub shower or walk in shower? Is the squeal coming from the shower head or drain? Or if tub is it coming from tub spout divertor?
  • Ranger Ranger on Jan 16, 2016
    The shower head may also have calcium or lime deposits blocking it. We boils ours in a saucepan of malt vinegar for a couple of hours (low boil) about every three months. Works a treat cleaning it.
  • Jo Jo on Jan 20, 2016
    Thank you to all. It was very helpful
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