Want to know the cause of noisy water pipes at your home? Worry no more! Here in Taher Brothers, we have listed five common pipe noises that you should be aware of. Keep reading to know more below.
Extreme water pressure is usually the main cause of the banging noises that you are hearing from your pipes. Here are some of the main causes you need to know:
- A water hammer
A water hammer occurs when a faucet or valve is suddenly turned off. Since the rushing liquid has no place to go, it will slam against the shut-off valve and produce a destructive sound in the process.
Aside from the disturbing noise that it provides, this can also potentially damage joints and connections in the water pipe itself.
- Additionally, if the air was trapped in your pipes due to issues in the waterline, the noise can also occur right when you first turn on a faucet.
Take note: These issues can occur for many reasons, so we recommend calling us to evaluate and address the problem efficiently.
On the other hand, if the water pressure is too high for the pipe’s capacity, it can leave your pipes vibrating. A humming sound will usually occur when the water is running. Here are other things to consider:
- Remember, extremely high water pressure can occur in any home but is particularly common in homes that rely on well water. So, if you have a well, make sure to check the pressure at the tank.
- On the contrary, if you do not have access to a reading of your water pressure, you can call Taher Brothers instead so that we can test the pressure and make adjustments to eliminate any humming noises.
Basically, this noise is a sign that there is an obstruction in the pipes. This obstruction may consist of an item that accidentally washed down the drain, built-up soap scum or other hard water deposits that have been stuck on the sides of the pipes.
Since your pipes travel mostly behind walls, ceilings, and floors, they must be secured and fastened. On the contrary, if one of the fasteners becomes loose or falls away, this will cause rattling noise when water moves through that section of the pipe as a result. Moreover, since the pipe is most likely hidden, we recommend hiring a professional to find and secure the pipe instead.
Squealing or whistling
One thing you need to remember is that your plumbing system depends on many small components to make the faucets and valves work properly. For this reason, if ever one of those parts wear out, you may notice squealing or whistling in the process.
So, if you notice squeaks or squeals when you run them, make sure to hire a plumber to check whether you need to replace some parts or not.