3 Reasons That Pipes Become Noisy

Have your pipes become very noisy lately? Noisy pipes can be annoying, to say the least. They can also be very disruptive. If you're wondering why your pipes are noisy this is understandable. The truth is that noisy pipes can be caused by a variety of reasons. Understanding the reasons will help you decide what type of action you need to take to fix the problem quickly. Here's a look at some of the main reasons why your pipes have become noisy.

Loose Fittings

One reason why your pipes may be noisy is that there are loose fittings. If you're hearing strange noises such as vibrations or rattling, your pipes may have come loose or they may not have been fitted properly in the first place. Unless you have extensive knowledge of how pipes work, then the smart course of action is to call in a plumber to tighten bolts or replace fixtures that have become worn.

Worn Washers

Another reason why your pipes may be noisy is if the washers have become worn. The good news is that washers can easily be replaced and it will not be very costly. However, this is another job that is best left to professionals. The pipes will need to be taken apart, the old washers will need to be removed, and new ones placed inside. The fit of the new washer is critical. All of this is best done by a professional who understands how to pull the pipe apart and select the right size washer for the pipe.


Blockages are another reason why your pipes may make a lot of noise. Often heating systems create what is known as sludge. If this gets into your pipe it can start circulating through it. This means that particles are making their way through your plumbing system. It is easy to see how such a situation can produce some very distinctive sounds such as rattling and banging. Unfortunately, it is very hard for you to do something about this yourself. This requires professional help.

Noisy pipes can be a nuisance, to say the least. The only thing you probably want to do when your pipes are noisy is to get them quiet as soon as possible. This is understandable. 

As you can see there are a variety of reasons why your pipes may be noisy and all of them require professional attention. The sooner you get the help you need the sooner you will have quiet pipes once again. To have your pipes inspected, contact a plumber service in your area.

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