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Noise in the water pipes are normal but the sharp and annoying sound may disturb you. The causes water pipes noisy are water hammer, loose mounting straps, or high-water pressure.

Plumbers from Everest Drain and Plumbing are here to help you in your plumbing needs. So never fear, these tips for quieting your water pipes will help you.

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#Reduce Water Hammers

When the fast-moving stream of water traveling down a narrow pipe. Unexpectedly, the water finds a wider pipe and may cause leaking.  As a result of which water comes to an abrupt stop, loud thud results. This may be heard all over the house. This ear-piercing sound is known as a water hammer.  And this hammering action may damage joints and connections in the pipe.

In order to reduce water hammer, you need to restore all the air chambers with air. You can use below steps to restore it:

  • First, Shut off main water supply valve of your home
  • Open the highest faucet inside
  • Now discover the lowest faucet on the property which is usually on the first floor somewhere outside or in the basement. Now, turn it on to completely drain all water from the pipes.
  • As water is completely drained from the piping, then turn off the lowest faucet and again open the main valve.

#Make tight the loose mounting straps

Whenever the water hammer is high, it can cause pipe-mounting strap is loose. Make sure that the straps connection are strong and tight enough.

Not to use:

  • galvanized plumber’s tape or
  • galvanized straps on copper pipe.

Metals contact one another, electrolysis may occur leading to a plumbing leak.

#Adjust Water pressure:

High water pressure can lead to the pipes noisy and more banging. Maintain water pressure using a water-pressure regulator or pressure-reducing valve.

If your water pipes do not have a regulator, install one today OR call for the professional to install the water -pressure regulator.

High water pressure can damage dishwashers, ice makers, washing machines, and other water-supplied automatic appliances. Therefore, it is essential to maintain water pressure to avoid water noises.

By the use of the above points, you can make water pipes noiseless.

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