You may have found yourself in this situation before: You wake up in the middle of the night and need to use the restroom, but everyone in your home is sound asleep. As nature calls, you quietly tiptoe to the bathroom, carefully avoiding that squeaky dog toy in the hallway and praying you don’t trip in the dark. As you navigate the bathroom, you think you’re in the clear – that is, until you flush the toilet and the plumbing is so loud it threatens to wake up everyone in your home.
Loud plumbing is an annoying issue that many homeowners deal with, but in most cases it can be easily fixed. Learn what may be causing your plumbing to make a ruckus and what you can do about it by reading below.
1. High Water Pressure
High water pressure is the number one reason for why plumbing becomes noisy. Normal water pressure in the average home tends to fall somewhere in the 40 to 70 psi range. If the pressure is higher than 70 psi, it can cause your plumbing to be noisy. If you think your water pressure is too high, a professional plumber can help by installing a pressure reducer valve on the water main.
2. Loose Pipes
If you have loose or dangling pipes in your home, they may be the source of the noise. Fortunately, remedying this issue is relatively simple and can be combatted with some insulated pipe clips. A loose or dangling pipe needs to be well supported in order to be quieter.
3. Broken Valve or Faucet
Go ahead and turn on a valve or faucet. Did it make a clunking noise following by restricted water flow? If so, you likely have either a broken valve or broken faucet. With general wear and tear, washers and packing material can break off and become trapped behind the valve opening or the faucet, which results in noisy plumbing near the source. Luckily, this is one of the easiest fixes and can typically be done without the help of a professional. All you have to do is turn off the water supply and open up the valve or faucet. Next, just clean out any loose pieces or debris you find and then piece the device back together.
Call the Plumbing Professionals at Climate Design
If you’re tired of dealing with noisy plumbing, call the experienced plumbing professionals at Climate Design today. We will find the source of the noise and offer the best solutions for your home. Still have questions? Give us a call at 888-572-7245 or get a free estimate on a repair today.