Understanding Noisy Water Pipes
The sound can reverberate throughout your house and be loud enough to scare your pets. Water hammering typically manifests through a loud initial noise followed by thrumming vibrations. Noisy water pipes are a common problem that can usually be fixed easily. But, fixing them requires knowing why the problem is happening in the first place. In this article, we’ll describe what factors in your home’s plumbing are causing your noisy water pipes. Then, we’ll tell you what you can do to quiet them down.
What’s Happening Down There?
Usually, noisy water pipes happen when the water that is shooting through a pipe comes to a sudden stop at a valve that is closed. While fluid, water isn’t flexible when it comes to a grinding halt in your pipes. It isn’t able to compress (like an marshmallow, for example). So, when the water meets a