Your home's plumbing can be a bit noisy from time to time, especially
if it's older than a few years. The noise may not be much, or it can
be a nightmare of loud rumbles and bangs. However, there's no need
to worry because there are ways you can silence your
plumbing once and for all.
Many pipes are pressed up against the wall by a strap or clamp so they
stay in place. If the clamp or strap doesn't fit perfectly around
the pipe then you'll need to fill the gap. Take a piece of rubber
and place it in-between the pipe and clamp. For added insurance, place
a small wood block between the wall and the pipe.
Drainpipes will often run side by side, allowing them to strike up against
each other. You can attempt to place a piece of rubber between the two
pipes, but this does not always work. To completely silence the clatter,
solder the two pipes permanently together.
Hot Water Pipes
When the hot water is turned on some pipes will create an obscene amount
of noise due to a buildup of steam. Before you start doing any serious
maintenance, check to see if your water temperature setting is too high.
Otherwise, the pipe might be too small and filled with mineral deposits
that can create clogs, leading to more noise. Replace any of these pipes
once they've become too clogged.
After a while the noise from loud plumbing pipes can be unbearable. Using
these quick fixes will help silence some of your plumbing problems. For
help with these fixes, or for any other repairs, contact your friends at
LPH Service. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.