Loud Pipes in Your Plumbing?

So, you found yourself on this page because your pipes in your home are rattling or making noise all the time and you’re trying to figure out what is causing this. Is it a ghost? Of course not; more likely, it’s probably one of these things below…

What Causes My Pipes to Rattle?

Hydraulic Shock or Water Hammer

Hydraulic shock, also known as water hammer, is a term to describe the sudden impact of fast-moving water through the piping in a home. This is one of the most common causes of rattling and noisy pipes.

There are several ways to fix hydraulic shock, such as a water hammer arrestor. This device can be installed to absorb the shock from that fast-moving water in your pipes.

If you already have a water hammer arrestor, but it is not working, you might need to have it recharged.

Improper Strapping

If the pipes were installed improperly, they can rub against each other or something else that can cause that annoying rattling sound. This can be fixed by re-strapping the pipes.

Excessive Water Pressure

Excessive water pressure causes water hammering, but it can actually cause damage to your piping system and to your fixtures and faucets as well.

Normal water pressure in your house is somewhere between 40 and 60 pounds. Anything over that you want to install what’s called a water regulator, and the water regulator will allow us or allow you to dial down the spikes in water pressures.

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If you are interested in learning more about why your pipes rattle and how to stop it, contact us today!

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