Have you ever heard unusual noises coming from your plumbing or fixtures?
While this can be alarming, rest assured knowing that plumbing noises are very common and rarely can do any harm.
And to help you feel a bit more at ease, we’ve highlighted a few common noisy plumbing issues and also a few ways in which to correct them!
Water hammer: When water flows through a fixture and is suddenly stopped by a fast closing valve, it can cause a loud bang throughout your entire water line. This is one of the most common causes of noisy pipes. A water hammer does not usually cause damage to copper lines but can easily be fixed by installing a hammer arrestor near your fixture.
Loose pipes: Sometimes the cause of a noisy water line is because the line is not anchored properly and can be knocking on a joist or wall. If your pipes are not as secure as they once were, you may start to hear some banging as water starts to run.
Fill Valves: The fill valve in your toilet can go bad and start to not close properly, causing a vibrating noise in the walls near your toilet when it is flushed. This is fairly common and can be fixed by installing a new fill valve on the toilet.
Water Heaters: Rumbling sounds coming from a water heater can mean that sediment has built up on the bottom of the water heater. The rumbling sound usually occurs when the water trapped in the sediment starts to boil. You can try to drain the water heater to remove some sediment. In cases with very old tanks, it may be time to start looking at purchasing a new, more efficient tank.
If you have any questions about your plumbing noises, write us and let us know what you’re experiencing! If you should you need any work completed, just give Alliance Drain & Plumbing a call at (330) 823-7942 anytime to make an appointment with our team.