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How to Stop Water Hammer & Noisy Water Pipes

Noisy Water Pipes

Noisy water pipes are a nuisance. When you’re lying in bed at night and you can hear the hammering coming from inside the walls, you know that can’t be good! But what causes the water hammering and how can it be fixed? Keep reading below to find some of the causes of a noisy water pipe and how to stop the water hammering sound before it causes leaking pipes and water damage to your home.

4 Likely Reasons for a Noisy Water Pipe

Brackets and clip – Brackets or clips are what hold the actual pipe in place onto the wall. If the brackets are not installed correctly or are loose, then the pressure of the water will cause the pipes to move and hit anything that’s around them creating noisy water pipes.

Solution: Removing the faulty brackets and correctly installing new clips will secure the pipe in place and stop the pipe from moving. Calling a licensed plumber will fix the problem as they can gain access to the pipes.

Loose pipe – Loose pipes are another contributing factor when it comes to water hammering in your pipes. The loose pipe will vibrate and hit the framing causing the loud hammering sound. The same goes for natural wear and tear. Over time, pipes become loose and old and an upgrade is usually needed.

Solution: Only a licensed local plumber is able to safely gain access to the pipes, tighten the loose pipes and ensure the installation is correct. A plumber from a reputable company will find the best pipes for your home and correctly install them.

High water pressure – High water pressure can definitely be a cause of your noisy pipes. Water pressure that is too high can also cause long term damage to your pipes and other appliances and if the issue is ignored, you could face a burst pipe and that in itself can become a disaster for you and your home.

Solution: The best solution is to call a professional, licensed plumber to do the appropriate testing of your water pressure in the pipes.

Blockage – In some cases, your noisy pipe may be making a gurgling sound instead of banging or hammering. This could be an indication of an obstruction somewhere in your pipe. Perhaps something accidentally went down your drain and is blocking the flow of the water?

Solution: There are some DIY methods you can try for clearing a blocked drain. A blockage can be located by calling a blocked drain expert. A licensed plumber is able to clear the blockage and create a free flow for your water once again.

There may be other causes for your noisy water pipes and ignoring your noisy pipes is not ideal. Not attending to the problem will result in further damage to your home which will result in further costs and unnecessary stress for you. To get to the bottom of why you have noisy water pipes, you need the help of a licensed and experienced plumber. Their expertise will pinpoint the issue and find a permanent solution to stop the water hammering sound in your water pipes.

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