When I turn my plumbing tap on , it gives some whistle sound and I always get the sound , every single time.

Please find AV clip here.

None of the water taps give this whistle sound , how can I get rid of this noise.

Should I be worried ? Should I do something about it ?


The water comes from over head water tank in terrace

Update 2:

After cleaning the aerator , the sound stopped in the tap.

Please find below two AV clips: These below taps there's always a turbulent water flow .. I wonder some air bubble cause it . why ? this always happens , there are no aerators attached as well.

Please find the below AV clip: All the taps except above two has streamlined water flow.Please see the video of streamlined water flow.

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    Please, share more details....
    – gnicko
    Commented Aug 26, 2023 at 23:53
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    In my case, the problem was trapped air in the one section of the pipe I hadn't run to let the air out of: the dishwasher feed. Ran that briefly, whistle silenced. Make sure you have flushed all the lines.
    – keshlam
    Commented Aug 27, 2023 at 0:24
  • I tried running the water out but still the sound is coming
    – King
    Commented Aug 27, 2023 at 3:37
  • @gnicko - Could you please let me know what are the other details , that you are looking for ?
    – King
    Commented Aug 28, 2023 at 21:13
  • Does it do that chirp/whistle just once, or does it repeat? How often? What changes if you turn the tap on just a trickle or full on?
    – VWFeature
    Commented Aug 31, 2023 at 17:55

2 Answers 2


Looking at the water flow, there's no bubbles in it, even though the faucet appears to have an aerator. If you remove the aerator, does the whistle stop? I suspect the aerator is clogged or defective. Abnormalities in water flow make odd noises.

  • Thanks , It was aerator which was causing the problem like you said , it's clogged
    – King
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 12:21
  • Could you check the updated qustion and leave the comments please
    – King
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 12:28
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    @King if you have a new question, ask a new question, don't edit the question that was correctly answered as asked. And mark the correct answer by selecting the check-mark on the answer that helped you the most. Take the tour
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 14:08
  • @Ecnerwal - You are right
    – King
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 17:31

Sounds like it could be mineral build up in the faucet or water pipes that's restricting the flow of water causing vibrations and the whistling noise first try changing or examining the filter that's in the faucets exit valve where the water comes out at and see what kind of build up is there if any.

  • Dirt got built up in the aerator so that's why the sound. I've updated my question .. could you please check and let me know your opinion
    – King
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 12:28

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