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Why Do My Pipes Shake and Make Noise?

It can be pretty annoying listening to noisy water pipes, especially when you're lying in bed at night. Rather than living with noisy plumbing, it's a good idea to find out why your pipes continue to make those crazy noises! We can help with that! There are usually a few reasons as to why your plumbing pipes make noise all of the time.

Ever heard of water hammer?

When water is traveling through a pipe and it comes to the end near a faucet, it can create a loud noise that sounds like the swing of a hammer. To prevent these water hammers from consistently happening, air chambers are put in place to cushion the fast-moving water. Remember to hire a professional to install these devices!

You're water pressure could be too high

Water pressure that is too high can contribute to loud banging noises within your pipes. Have a plumber check your water pressure on site. You may not have a device called a regulator or your existing one may not be working.  For those without a regulator or pressure-reducing valve, consider having one installed by a professional plumber. Reducing water pressure that is already too high can lower your monthly water bills and also save you wear and tear on your water-supplied appliances and fixtures. Most importantly, lowering your water pressure protects your plumbing system!

Pipe hangers may be too loose or too tight

Have a plumber inspect all of the visible plumbing pipes in your home and make sure they’re all fastened correctly. A pipe that is loose within its mounting straps can vibrate and bang against the wall or wherever it’s currently mounted to. If your plumbing pipes shake, rattle, and roll, don’t try to ignore the noise — take it as a warning sign that it needs to be fixed ASAP. Call Water Source Plumbing Service, Inc. with an plumbing need your may have! 678-423-8640