Noisy pipes in your Melbourne, Florida can be rather irritating, especially when you’re trying to sleep, or need to concentrate on something important. But just because your pipes make loud noises, that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Instead of suffering with the sounds day in and day out, why not find out what the cause is? Here are a few reasons your pipes might be so loud.
High Water Pressure
When your water pressure is too high, it can lead to loud banging noises in the pipes. Fortunately, the pressure can be regulated. All you have to do is adjust the regulator that is attached to the water supply line. This can be found where the water supply enters your home. If you don’t have a pressure regulator, your professional plumber can do it for you. Along with eliminating the loud noises that high water pressure causes, reducing the water pressure can also reduce water bills, as well as the wear and tear on the appliances that rely on the water supply, including your washer and your sinks.
Issues with Air Chambers
Water that travels through a pipe nears a faucet, it can create loud noises that sound reminiscent of a hammer. Air chambers, which are vertical pipes near faucets, are installed to provide a cushion, absorbing the blow of the rushing water, and reducing the noise it causes. If you start hearing the hammering sounds again, it’s time to refill the air chambers.
In order to refill the chambers, you must first shut off the water supply valve. Next, you should turn on the highest faucet in your house, draining it. Then drain the lowest faucet in your home. When all the water is drained, shut off the lowest faucet and turn the water supply back on. Then you can shut off the highest faucet.
The Mounts are Loose
If one of your pipes is loose in its mount, it can bang against the wall (or where ever the pipe is mounted), or vibrate against it, as water rushes through it. Check all of the visible plumbing in your home, examining the mounting straps to ensure they are all securely fastened. If you come across a loose mount, you will need to tighten it.
If your water pipes are making obnoxious noises, you don’t have to suffer with it. Loud noises often indicate an issue, and you should take action to fix it. Contact your local Melbourne, Florida plumbing professionals for help.