Are you hearing noises in your plumbing system? Your plumbing system should be as quiet as possible when functioning. You will naturally hear water flowing through your system at high velocity, but there are certain noises that may cause concern and require further investigation. Don’t ignore disruptive noises coming from your plumbing because it may signal a serious problem. Over time, the system may fail and cause damage to your home or business.

Minor/Subtle Noises

You may hear subtle noises such as whistling or chattering in certain areas of your system. Whistling may occur at bends or curves in your system and could be caused by water flowing at high-pressure through pipes that are too small or intricate. Chattering could be caused by loose pipes, worn or damaged washers or seals, or by a part of your system clanging against a hard surface.

Loud/Disruptive Noises

A ‘Water Hammer’ is when you hear a loud knock or thump when water is flowing or when valves are turned off. This could mean there is too much water passing through a pipe that is too small, or your system is in need of apparatus such as an air chamber or a shock arrestor. There could also be an issue outside of your home or business that is causing water hammers, such as a blockage in the sewer system or a damaged drainage line.

Don’t Ignore the Noise! Wrench It Up!

Whistling, chattering, and water hammers should not be ignored. If left unchecked, the constant impacts and issues could cause pipes to crack or burst, and other parts of your system to leak or break.

If you hear noises in your plumbing system, contact Wrench It Up so we can send a licensed professional plumber to inspect  your system. We will provide effective solutions at affordable prices so you don’t have to worry about the state of your plumbing system.


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