Having a noisy pipe in your home is annoying especially when you turn the water on and off or in the middle of the night. The most common reasons for noisy pipes are due to either a loose pipe that is hitting another surface, high water pressure pulsing through the pipes, or the lack of a vent pipe that results in noise and/or clogged pipes. To remedy the situation, there are a few tricks you can try on your own to see if the pipes will quiet down.
Tips on Fixing your Noisy Pipes
- The easiest way to fix a noisy pipe is to pinpoint where the noise is coming from, and if the pipe is visible, you can simply use either a wooden base, foam or rubber from say an old garden hose to pad the pipe against its mounted wall fixture or its proximity to other pipes.
- If the pipe is loose against its strap or U-clamp, you can screw the pipe back in place. Just ensure that you do not screw too tightly to allow the pipe to expand and contract with differences in temperature.
- Supply pipes and drain pipes can vibrate and create a raucous if the water pressure is too high. If you have tried padding down the pipes and that has not done the trick, try reducing the water pressure to see how the pipes respond.
- Clogged supply pipes and drain pipes are more difficult to handle. These require using a snake and other special equipment for repairs. If you have a snake at hand, you can try unblocking the drain yourself. However, if the blockage is further than your snake’s reach or if you cannot clear the block, you may need to call us for assistance.
If your pipes continue to make noises that keep you awake at night, it may be time to call us. We service NJ. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 201-399-2160 so that we can take care of the noisy pipes for you.