Is Your House Haunted – or Neglected?

Haunted House in AucklandHave you heard anything strange in your house at night? Is it the squeaking stairs, odd rattling in the walls, or incessant clanking in the attic? Before thinking your place is haunted, read the following explanations behind a few strange noises you might’ve heard in your house.

  1. Clicking and Clanking in the Attic

During the hottest days, the rays of the sun can become cruel to the shingles of your roof. In some cases, the intense heat radiating through the shingles produces a few clanking noises. These weird sounds are more likely to occur if you have a dirty roof, as grimes and dirt keep your roof from reflecting the sunlight properly. Before jumping into any ghostly conclusion, clean your roof first, or better yet, ask help from a professional roof cleaner in Auckland.

  1. Scratching Noises in the Walls

Those odd rattling and scratching noises on the wall that you hear at night could mean one thing – rodents. These little wild critters usually hide in your ductwork behind walls, making scratching noises when they move around. The best way to find out if there are rodents behind your walls is to call an exterminator or a professional pest control company.

  1. Whistling Sounds

You may hear a whistling sound at night and think of ghosts right away. Well, with all due respect to the “ghost”, dirty furnaces or air conditioning filters can produce the same sound, too. No matter how dirty the filter is, it needs air to function so it will suck what it can from the air in its surroundings. This process creates a whistling sound that you would notice only when the house is quiet, which is during the night when you’re about to sleep. So, if you want to get a good night’s sleep, replace all the dirty filters in your house.

Now that you know what some of the strange noises in your house really are, stop conjuring thoughts of a ghostly presence in your house. Instead, do the necessary inspection of your HVAC system or roofing. Find out where your noises may be coming from. Then ask a professional to fix the problems you encounter.