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What Does The Noise in Your Water System Mean For Your Plumbing?

What Does The Noise in Your Water System Mean For Your Plumbing?

Does your water system produce rattling, bumping, banging or creaking noise? We all have heard these noises and they should never be ignored. These sounds could indicate a serious plumbing issue that needs an immediate remedy.

Want to know what these sounds mean on your plumbing system? Read on to learn!

3 Common Causes of Noisy Water Pipes

  1. Water Hammer

The constant, banging noise in your water system may be caused by water hammer. This phenomenon describes a loud, banging sound when you suddenly turned off a running faucet. By doing this, you are giving a great deal of velocity on the actual mass of the water that rushes through the pipes which cause the loud noise.

How should you address this issue? Water hammer is certainly manageable in two ways: let the professionals inspect your air chamber or install water hammers arrestors in your plumbing system. Consult your trusted plumbing partner and schedule an air chamber inspection and water hammer installation as soon as possible.

  1. Copper Pipes

Copper pipes are sensitive to heat which makes them ductile and malleable. When hot water passes through it, the pipe will expand and rub against the hidden structural features of your house, including the joists and studs. The rubbing-like sound that the pipes produce can be very disturbing, so it needs to be addressed as early as possible.

How to stop the rubbing-like noise? One effective solution for this is to lower the temperature of your water heater. Ask your plumbing contractor about the correct temperature setting on your water heater.

  1. Excessive Water Pressure

Too much water pressure on the pipes can create a disturbing noise. If the pressure is too high, your water-supplied appliances like a washing machine can be damaged seriously.

How to control the water pressure? One way to minimize this risk is through a pressure regulator. It controls the water supply that enters your home. If you do not have a pressure regulator in the house yet, it may be time to install one.

The noise that you hear in your water system might be caused by water hammer, rubbing sound produced by copper pipes and too high of water pressure. To know exactly what is causing the noise, it is best to consult the experts.

For expert explanation, call us at NAPPS, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. We will help you get into the root of the problem. Contact us today.