Water Pipe Noises and Solutions

Water Pipe Noises and Solutions

One of the most annoying things about aging plumbing is water pipe noise in Boise, ID. Even brand new houses can come loaded with noisy plumbing that sounds like a shrieking banshee every time the toilet is flushed, the shower is turned on, or a faucet is in use. With the help of a this Roto-Rooter guide, you will know more about these noises, what causes them, and how to go about fixing problems accordingly.

Water Pipe Noise Types

If you notice that your plumbing system is especially noisy, take a few moments to jot down what types of noises your are hearing. Also, pay attention to what is being done to cause those noises as you use your plumbing. The different noises you might hear are as follows:

  • Shrieking, whistling and hissing
  • Vibrating, rattling, and whining
  • Banging, cracking, and booming

Especially for those living in newer homes, these sounds can be quite alarming. It is important to recognize the fact that most of these sounds are harmless and only in extreme cases is repair absolutely necessary to prevent leaks and flooding. Look at the following guide to learn what causes the noises listed above and what you can do to minimize them.

Shrieking, Whistling, and Hissing

When there is a washer that is loose, warped, or even bent, passing water will hit those stray edges and make noise. While this is usually harmless noise, this can mean that you are at risk for leaks and other problems. To make sure that nothing is out of place, call a Roto-Rooter technician and explain where the sounds are coming from.

Vibrating, Rattling, and Whining

If your plumbing sounds like it is part of a vibrating machine, it is probably due to the braces hold it in place. For older systems installed with tightly placed metal brackets, pipes can rub against them as they expand and contract causing lots of racket. Copper pipes, especially, will move quite a lot as hot water passes through them because the metal will expand. When the hot water is turned off, the cooling pipe will rub against a joist, stud, or bracket and make interesting noises. To get rid of this sound, rip out the wall in the noisy area and replace the old brackets with plastic ones that will move with the pipe.

For excessive hissing and water pipe noise in Boise, ID, water pressure may be exceeding sixty psi and need servicing right away from a Roto-Rooter technician. Don’t hesitate to call us to make sure.

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