For years, claims of hearing the sounds of supernatural activity have been swarming neighborhoods and cities and has even appeared on the television screen. When these claims are on the television screen, there is always someone who is willing to check out these haunted homes. Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” have attracted audiences to see if ghosts are real or just paranoia. Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes are the stars of the popular series, but before they were investigators of the paranormal, they worked for the largest plumbing and draining company in North America–Roto-Rooter.
In 2002, Wilson and Hawes learned the ins and outs of plumbing thanks to Roto-Rooter. Today, they are cable television stars spreading their knowledge of ghost investigations and plumbing techniques for the public to absorb. Jason Hawes still works for Roto-Rooter in Rhode Island. “Odd noises are rarely caused by other worldly things,” Hawes said. He learned along the way that it is unsolved plumbing issues that cause homeowners to hear strange hissing or clanging noises.
Plumber and Roto-Rooter training coordinator Raymond VinZant says that one of many common problems of odd noises is from expanding and contracting pipes due to scalding hot water. “If your piping is metal, such as copper, and runs through the structure of the house, joists or studs, then it may be simple expansion and contraction,” he said. Placing insulation or removing debris can solve this problem. For more information on Roto Rooter Fall Plumbing Tips tips, visit RotoRooter.com.