Understanding Plumbing Problems

There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.

A Rattle In The Pipes...Should You Tattle About It Or Just Battle It?


It can be a bit disconcerting to discover that your pipes make a variety of sounds and that those sounds can vary extensively from one part of your home to the next. Therefore, it only makes sense that, as a responsible homeowner, it is essential to know the normal and concerning sounds your pipes will produce. As a result, it is a good idea to be aware of the following advice.

When The Rattling Is Sporadic But Re-occurs Regularly

It is important to note that it is not unusual for you to hear some noise from normal, functioning pipes. That is especially true if you live in a home with thin walls or less than ideal amounts of insulation within those walls. However, a good rule of thumb is that if the sounds vary in intensity and are unpredictable, it's likely to be helpful to consult with a plumber or to attempt non-invasive work on your own, as discussed later.

It Could Be An Impaired Strap That Impacts the Stability Of A Pipe

One example to consider is that the rattle of your pipes will often indicate that a pipe is no longer being held securely in its appropriate location. A common culprit is a strap that has slipped, become damaged, or is otherwise unable to successfully complete its task. In that instance, you will need to have a plumber come in and repair or replace that strap.

Or It Could Be That Air Has Found Its Way Into The Pipes

Alternatively, that ominous rattling sound can indicate an issue with unexpected, unnecessary air in the water system. You can frequently void that air by shutting off the primary water supply in your home and then turn on all the the faucets and other water outlets in your home no more than about the half-strength mark. Start from the top floor of your home and work your way down the basement or bottom floor, remembering to run your washing machine and flush all of the toilets.

When the water runs out, slowly turn the faucets back on in the same order and flush the toilets again. Turn the water supply back on and listen for the sound. If you hear it then or if it re-occurs soon after, call the plumbing expert to further evaluate the problem, as there could be another issue that you are dealing with.

In conclusion, determining when loud pipes signify a problem and when they are simply a normal part of their use is not always easy. Therefore, it is a good idea to allow for the tips listed above as you are making an initial determination as to when a problem is manifesting. Contact a company like R Acres Plumbing Company LLC to learn more.


18 November 2016