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Here’s Why Your Pipes Are Making Noise

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Why Your Pipes Are Making Noise

Why is there sound coming from your walls? This is a common question many homeowners ask themselves, especially since it can be hard to fully diagnose a problem without being able to see it.

As plumbers, we’ve seen many pipe problems and are here to give you tips on what may be going on when you hear your pipes making noise.

Water Pressure

If your pipes rattle or vibrate, you may have excessive water pressure. While high water pressure is great, it becomes a problem when it’s too high. You can purchase a tester to get a reading on your water pressure, which should be no more than 80 PSI. High water pressure can cause damage to your pipes and create loud noises which you may hear while using water in your home.

Trapped Air

Air pressure is also important in your plumbing system. If the air pressure is too high or there are air pockets in the pipes, you may get what is called a “water hammer.” This occurs when shutting off the water causes the flow to abruptly stop, causing a banging sound. This can also damage your pipes and will leave you with a loud noise every time you turn off the faucet.

Loose/Worn Out Fittings

A common issue with plumbing systems over time is that the connections may come loose or start to come apart. When this happens, you may hear a whistle or whining noise as the pressure is released from the pipes. Just follow the noise if you can to pinpoint the location. If you can’t find it but know the general location, a professional will be able to help.

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For all your plumbing needs, go with the Lloyds Plumbing team which has been trusted in Thousand Oaks since 1965. Contact our experts today at (805) 495-8766 for efficient and reliable solutions.