The sound of noisy pipes is a noisy distraction, to say the least. Many homeowners will tolerate the noise for as long as possible before calling a plumber. It’s better to fix the issue sooner than later because the problem will worsen over time.
Here are a few of the most common causes of noisy water pipes.
- A worn-out ballcock assembly. If you hear banging or rattling noises after you flush the toilet there’s a good chance that the ballcock assembly is worn or damaged.
- Loose pipes. Another common cause for noisy water pipes is loose pipes. Rattling sound underneath your floorboards can be heard when water moves rapidly through the pipes.
- Broken main house though. If the noisy water pipes resonate throughout the entire house the problem may live with the main shut-off valve. Generally, something gets loose or there’s a leak somewhere on these parts.
- A worn-out washer. If you hear a squealing sound when faucets are turned on there’s a good chance that you have a worn-out washer in a faucet or a valve.
- Water hammering. This happens when water rushes through the pipes and out of the faucets with incredible speed. This issue can be resolved by shutting off the main water valve, opening all the faucets, and draining the entire house. When the main water valves open again the air inside will rush back into the air cushion to get rid of the noise.