Repair or Fix Noisy Water Pipes



Repair or Fix Noisy Water Pipes

What's the cause of noisy water pipes? Noisy water pipes are normally caused by an extreme instant build up of water pressure in water lines when the valves are closed. The pressure that builds up, called water hammer, causes the pipes to shift or cause a banging noise within your walls. If the pipes are not secured or secured too tightly to something within the walls of your house, then they will bump up against a wall, a stud, or another loose pipe within the walls. This is the noise that you hear when you are saying noisy water pipes. To repair noisy water pipes usually requires that you are able to gain access to the pipes that are making the noise. If the noise is behind your walls and there isn't any access, you are in luck. You can install a water hammer arrestor in your water line that will prevent the excessive movement of your water pipes. Water hammer arrestors work by keeping an air pocket in the water arrestor housing, acting as a shock absorber for your water line. When you install a water hammer aresstor, the water pressure that was causing your noisy pipes is being diverted into the shock absorber of the water hammer arrestor. If you can access your water pipes easily, instead of buying a water hammer arrestor, you can simply use a piece of foam water line insulation and place it in position where the water pipes are banging at. You can even go one step further and secure the noisy water pipes with a strap to hold them securely. Either way, use these suggestions and your noisy water pipes will be a thing of the past

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