Why your home is making popping noises – ONE sound you should never ignore in cold weather

Especially at night, when the temperature drops to its lowest point and humidity levels fall, your house actually shrinks slightly.

All of the building materials making up your house – concrete, plywood, bricks, glass – all expand with rising temperatures and contract when the temperature drops.

These building materials expand and contract at different rates, so cause friction by rubbing against each other, sometimes causing a popping sound.

However, if you hear a loud pop, or a gurgling sound, you should not ignore it: this could be a sign of burst pipes.

The winter is the most common time for frozen pipes in the UK, and if frozen pipes cause pipes to burst, it can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare.

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