Noisy pipes are an uninvited disruption. Nevertheless, it can be hard to locate the source of the problem. Children may be deafening, but your water pipes should never be noisy. Unfortunately, certain water pipes make noises due to clogs, weather and numerous other factors.
To help, our plumbers will locate the source of the problem and fix it. Irregular noises coming from your pipes can be a cause for concern. But no need to panic just yet, if you find the source of the noise it can be an easy fix.
The first cause commonly known by the plumbers are water hammer. It is a hydraulic shock where pressure surge or wave caused when a fluid in motion is forced to stop or change direction in and out of the faucet.
To get rid of water hammering is by shutting off the main water, opening all faucets and then draining the whole house from the lowest faucet.
Second cause of noisy water pipe is a loose pipe under the house.
To fix this, waste pipes are usually halted from the floor supports under the house and little maintenance by our plumbers may be all that is needed, by crawling under the house while someone flushes the toilet, you should be able to find the source.
A damaged washer in a faucet or valve often causes whistling in water pipes or squeaky pipes. The direct source of this squealing is in the valves that connect to the washing machine.
To fix this check the washers in the hose. Change the valve if they look worn or cracked. IF not, shut off the house water and repair the faucet. One of the faucet’s washers or valve seat is likely damaged, causing water to be forced through a smaller opening and setting up the noisy pipes.
Third source of squealing water pipes, particularly when it seems to reverberate through the whole house, can be either the main shut off valve for the house or the water pressure regulator.
For the main shut off, turn off the water at the street valve first and then replace or repair the main house valve. If that isn’t it the case and you have a pressure reducer on your incoming cold-water line, it may be in the reducer’s manifold.
When flushing, you hear a rattling sound at the end of the fill cycle, it is likely that the ballcock, which controls the fill process, is damaged. Otherwise, replace it.
At all times if you need help along the way, Mr. Splash can help you find a competent and trustworthy plumber near you.