A noisy pipe can sound scary and annoying, but the noise is more than a nuisance. Clanging pipes can be a precursor to serious damage.
One of the most common noisy pipe problems is a water hammer. When water moves quickly and hits a closed valve, it creates a loud noise. Air chambers located near valves that open and close are designed to cushion the water’s impact and prevent the loud water hammer. If a water hammer is the cause of your problems, simply draining the water from all piping will replenish the air and stop the clanging noise.
Intense Water Pressure
Too much water pressure can cause a lot of rattling in pipe systems. While you may enjoy that therapeutic pressure in the shower, high water pressure can damage some appliances and cause excessive water waste. Most homes have a water-pressure regulator at the site where water pipes move into the home or building. Property owners can easily adjust the regulator to a more acceptable pressure level. If you do not have a regulator, contact Cray Plumbing to have one installed.