What is this buzzing/vibration in my house?
June 24, 2010 4:44 AM Subscribe
What is this recurring deep, loud
buzzing sound (and vibrations) in my house? It only happens in one spot, and many members of the family have heard/felt it. (No, getting it checked out is not an option currently on the table, I'll explain below).
posted by flibbertigibbet to Home & Garden (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Every once and a while--no identifiable pattern, except I'm beginning to feel it may have someone to do with big trucks being down the street--the ceiling in my family's living room, which faces the street, emits a very, very deep buzzing that lasts for about two seconds. It generally starts and stops very suddenly. It's very loud and usually makes people stop and look at its source. It's only happened recently, and the buzzing sounds like something is vibrating that really shouldn't be vibrating. It is not the same as the house's background noises... I've lived here 14 years, I know my creaks and whispers, and this is absolutely 100% different than anything I've heard before. And much, much louder.
My entire family is wondering what it is... except my dad, who is quite literally half-deaf, has never heard it, and who is in control about whether someone gets to come into the house to check it. He either doesn't believe us, or doesn't believe it's a problem, because hey, if it was that loud, he'd've heard it, right? Wrong.
It happens a few times a week, generally during the day, when my father is away.
Could anyone shed some insight as to what is going on? I'm hoping some of your suggestions will either be reassuring, or give me enough ammunition to get it checked out.