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How To Solve a Noisy Pipe Problem

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Solve a Noisy Pipe Problem Call in a professional water repair team in Dawsonville, GA

How To Solve a Noisy Pipe Problem

Have you ever wondered why some pipes make a banging or squealing noise when the household faucets are turned on or off? Sometimes the noise only occurs at a single sink, while other times the noise can be heard throughout the house. Occasionally a horrible hammering can be heard in the walls that is loud enough to scare even the household ghosts away! While it can be confusing to understand, the problem of noisy pipes is probably due to air build-up or a narrow obstruction in the water lines, and it is often serious enough to cause a pipe break if not taken care of promptly.

Obstruction in the Lines

Homes built before 1960 typically used galvanized iron plumbing pipes that were sturdy but could easily corrode and break. After many years of use, cracks develop in the pipes from shifting earth or extreme water pressure. With each crack, not only can a pipe burst, but foreign items can also enter the pipe. They may include:

  • Gravel
  • Pieces of pipe
  • Packed dirt

To repair this type of problem, you generally need to fix broken pipe issues in the line. Call in a professional water repair team in Dawsonville, GA, to help you ascertain what your pipe break possibilities are.

Air in the Lines

Water coming into your home does so with a great deal of pressure. With that pressure, and amid the churning water, can come bubbles of air. When the air collects into a pocket near the valve, it can sound like the pipe in the wall is going to burst at any moment. Water specialists have an easy solution for what they call “water hammer.” It is a tiny air chamber placed in the water line. This device is considered easy to install near the problem faucet and usually remedies the situation immediately.

Noisy pipes are often not simply a nuisance; they can also be the start of a serious problem. Before you have a pipe break, call in a professional to remedy the situation.

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