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Fixing Noisy Plumbing Pipes

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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.

Loose Pipes
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.

Multiple Pipes
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.

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