If you have noticed that your plumbing makes sounds either when it is running or when it’s off, you are not alone. There are many reasons your plumbing could be making these noises, but most of the time these issues require the attention of a skilled plumber.
Keep reading to learn in detail about a few of the reasons your plumbing is making all of those noises.
Water hammer typically occurs when you flush your toilet, run a washing machine and its finished filling, or when your sprinklers shut off. What happens when your plumbing experiences water hammer is that a valve is suddenly shut off, and all of the water that was flowing, suddenly slams into the valve shaking your pipes which creates the loud sounds.
If water hammer happens violently enough with enough force, this can even shake your pipes loose causing leaks. Leaking pipes can lead to a number of other problems, so if you notice water hammer in your home or you see the slightest sign of a leak, be sure to call Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing to help you with all of your plumbing needs!
If you notice a loud banging noise when your water is running, or a knocking sound when you turn the cold water on at your tap, then your plumbing noises might be caused for another reason.
High pressure might be the reason your pipes are making so many sounds in this scenario. The reason this happens is that the rate at which the water is flowing is too high and it begins to bounce off the sides of the pipes, shaking the pipe. These rattling pipes then can rattle against other pipes or walls they are near making the noise you’re hearing.
To see if this is truly the reason for the sounds you’re hearing, you can attach a water pressure gauge to your water main, and if the water pressure is above 80 PSI, then your water pressure is too high. To resolve this issue, you’ll need to call a professional plumber to add, replace or adjust your pressure reducing valve.
All of your pipes should be securely strapped in one place, but if they are no,t they could lead to you hearing a knocking sound. This is caused by the pipes hitting against the metal straps that should be holding them tight or the surrounding wall.
To figure out where this sound is coming from, turn your water supply on so you can figure out which one of your straps is too loose. If you can see which pipe and strap are the cause of the problem, then add a piece of foam or insulation to keep the pipes from moving so much.
If you cannot find which pipe is the cause of your problem, then call your neighborhood plumber at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing for help right away!
If you’re hearing a more subtle noise, like a dripping or ticking sound, then your problem might be a water leak. If you suspect you might have a water leak, then call a professional plumber right away!
The last thing you want is to have a seemingly minor leak end up costing hundreds of dollars in damage.
If you continue to struggle with your plumbing, then don’t hesitate to call in the professionals at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing.
No matter what your plumbing issue is, Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing can help! As the largest and nearly oldest plumbing company in Orlando, there is no job too big or too small for us to tackle.