Water pipes are responsible for safe delivery/passage of water. Any damage to these water pipes will affect the entire water supply of a house. Noisy Pipe is actually a warning of faulty design of water pipes in Plumbing System.
Now the question arises, how to recognize these defects in water pipes? Noise in the water pipe is a sign of ruining water pipe. If not fixed with time, they may damage completely and will have to be replaced immediately.
Types of Noises in Noisy Pipes:
- Hammering or Banging Noise in Pipes
- Whistling Pipes
- Thrumming and Vibrating Pipe Noises
- Rattling Pipe Noises
Following are the signs, causes, occurrence and threats to the water pipe:
|Type of Noise||Hammering or Banging Noise in Pipes|
|Cause||Sudden closing/turning of water flow.
Water Hammer: It is a phenomenon that takes place when high pressure water running through pipe is forced stop or its direction is changed suddenly.
|Occurrence||This happens when water is running and is then suddenly turned off/stopped. Due to this water has no place to go and hit against the shut-off valve or pipe walls causing banging noise in pipes.|
|Threat||Water hammer potentially damage joints and connections in the water pipe.|
|Type of Noise||Whistling Pipes|
|Occurrence||Whistling in pipe occurs when water is forced to pass through a smaller opening than the original plumbing components designed for.
Sometimes whistling noise comes from faucets and valves, which is due to worn out washers.
|Threat||Whistling pipes result in wear and tear of pipe and water mineral build-up in faucets and shut-off valves.|
|Type of Noise||Rattling Pipe Noises|
|Cause||Loose Water Pipes|
|Occurrence||If water pipes are not strapped properly in place, they tend to move around when water is flowing through them.|
|Threat||It damages the pipe surface by rubbing against wall and lead to pipe failure.|
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Noisy pipes are just the beginning and hence, if fixed in short time it will save your pipes and appliances from damaging.