I just moved in to a first floor apartment. When the tenants upstairs have their heater on, the pipes make very loud constant ticking noises. It is unbearable in the morning, and prevents us from sleeping. Seriously, a constant knocking and ticking sound. We told maintenance about it and they just sent someone in that listened to it and said it was the hot water pipe expanding and contracting. The solution they said was to get ear plugs.
This is insanity. The noise is driving us crazy. Seriously, constant knocking, ticking noises, for hours.
What can I do? Are the landlords responsible for fixing it? How do they know there isn't a leak? I need a solution before I go mad!
Note: The noise was not present when we looked at the apartment.