Sometimes we live with things in our home that we shouldn’t. If we have noises we can’t pinpoint, we may just put up with the sounds and learn to try and ignore them. It isn’t something we need to tolerate. It can be embarrassing with guests in the home or, at the least, an annoying disturbance that interrupts our daily routines.
Banging or rattling pipes is caused by vibrations traveling through the pipes. The common name for this is “water hammer”. Turning off the water flow suddenly causes waves of shock to travel through the pipes and make the sounds. Normally, it is not a cause for alarm but, in rare cases, it can cause damage to the pipes eventually.
The problem is common, but not exclusive, to older homes. Prior residents may have put up with it for years, thinking it was something they just needed to tolerate.
Turning off the water very slowly can reduce or eliminate the noise. That is not always possible, though. As time passes, the problem may even grow worse.
The best solution is to call for professional plumbing help. A plumbing technician can install a water hammer arrestor in the pipes. This will absorb the shock waves before they are transmitted to your pipe network and eliminate the problem.
You don’t have to live with noisy plumbing. Contact the professional Plumbers at Home Comfort Experts. We can quickly eliminate the problem of noisy plumbing pipes and get your home back to the quiet, peaceful retreat it was meant to be.
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