“Why Are My Pipes Banging?”
Your plumbing is capable of producing a variety of sounds, and for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes, they’re enough to drive a grown home owner plumb crazy.
One such noise is a loud banging sound coming from inside your water pipes. This is known to the plumbing community as “water hammer” and, if you’ve ever heard it, you know exactly why.
The most common form of water hammer comes from a faucet being turned on or shut off, although that sharp banging noise can come from any of your pipes. Water hammer also produces a ticking sound that can be heard all over your house.
Your pipes can also emit a whistling sound, a likely indication of low water pressure or that your pipes are contaminated with debris, thus causing air to be trapped inside. One way to stop that noise is to turn your main shutoff valve on and off so the pipes can drain and flush.
Or, how about when you take a shower and hear a whooshing sound – that ever happen to you? If so, the likely cause is a large amount of mineral buildup in your water heater or hot water pipes.
Most plumbing noises, including water hammer and water heater whooshing, require the services of a professional plumber to make the necessary repair or adjustment. So, if your plumbing has you wearing head phones at home to block out all that noise, why not contact Connor Plumbing today for prompt service and your guaranteed satisfaction with our services.