Pressure Regulator

Vibrations, Hammering and Noisy Water Supply Lines?

Noisy pipes?

One cause of vibrations, hammering and noisy water supply lines may be that one or more of them are loose. This sometimes sounds like screaming or singing pipes when you turn the water on. A plumber should be able to locate the loose pipe and properly secure it.

Knocking or hammering pipes?

Water hammer is when water repeatedly stops and starts in the pipes because of valves that close too fast. The result is a knocking or hammering sound.

Water hammer can be fixed by adding a water hammer arrestor to the supply lines with the fast-closing valves. However, because this process typically involves cutting the pipes it’s important this job is performed by a professional.

Often both these problems can be solved by reducing the water pressure in your home. High water pressure can cause not only a vibrating noise but also damage to your pipes. Fortunately, a plumber should be able to fix the problem by adding a pressure-reducing valve to your plumbing system’s main line.

If you’re experiencing noisy pipes, contact a professional plumber to properly evaluate you plumbing system.