Have you recently noticing sudden bumping noises or clinking and clanking sounds coming from the walls? After hearing the disruptive noises, figuring how to get it to stop is your top priority. With a little help from Plumbing 911, you’ll be able to diagnose the specific reason for your noisy pipes and how you can fix it.
High Water Pressure
Increased water pressure can cause your pipes to be extra noisy and can even cause damage to your household appliances. To resolve this issue, simply have a pressure regulator installed to ensure the water to your home is being delivered at a rate between 40 and 80 pounds per square inch (PSI).
A thudding noise known as “water hammer” happens when running water suddenly turns off, putting pressure on the shut-off valve. Since this can damage the connection in the pipes, it’s important to resolve this issue right away. The simplest way to resolve the problem is to install water hammer arrestor. These are small devices that connect to the water pipes containing a string-loaded shock absorber that diver the water force.
Cooper is a malleable and ductile metal, which means the copper pipes in your home will easily expand as hot water passes through. As the heat passes through and the pipes expand and contract, the pipes can rub against the structure of your home and other pipes, causing a disruptive noise. By lowering the temperature setting on your water heater, the issue should resolve quickly. If it persists, give Plumbing 911 a call to assess the issue!
Over time, pipes become loose from regular use but as water moves rapidly through them in large volume, the pipes can rattle and wobble. To minimize movement, install insulation clips or hangers to secure and stabilize the pipes.