Hush those noisy water pipes

Noisy water pipes aren’t just irritating. They’re sending you a signal of a problem that often can be fixed easily before it gets worse.

  • Maybe you hear a valve whistling when you turn on a faucet or water valve. This very likely means a screw is loose or a washer is twisted.
  • If the toilet tank whistles, the problem could lie with a ballcock valve or the float arm.
  • Then there’s “water hammering,” which describes the banging, chattering noise you may hear when a valve or faucet is closed suddenly and the flowing water comes to an abrupt halt.

Check to see if any pipes are loose or if they vibrate when water flows through them. The solution could be more straps or padding to silence the noise.

Plumbing problem? Call Freedom Heating and Cooling at (205) 444-4444 and we will be glad to help. Our trained, experienced plumbers will take care of your problem quickly and efficiently. Our residential plumbing company handles a wide variety of plumbing repairs for homes and apartments.