Question: Why are my pipes noisy and can I ignore them?

Answer: No, you should never ignore pipes that are making a noise. Here’s why.

Many homeowners will face the issue of noisy pipes at one time or another. In the case of a leak, people will instantly seek a solution, but when the issue is a subtle build-up of noise over a period of time, there is a greater chance that this will be neglected. The problem with ignoring noisy pipes is that they are usually a symptom of a wider problem in the property, and so this should be resolved as soon as possible.

What are noisy pipes?

‘Noisy pipes’ often mean that the pipes inside your property are creating excessive sounds, vibrating, or banging. This can be a constant noise, or intermittent, depending on the root cause. Many pipes will make a hissing sound from time to time, and this may be perfectly normal, but if you start to hear noises that you are not familiar with, this could be a sign that professional help from a plumber is needed.

What causes noisy pipes?

If you hear sounds coming from your pipes, this might be a result of a few potential problems. Causes can include faulty ball valves, or pipes being unstable and hitting the floors or walls. Another common cause of noisy pipes is trapped air. It is the trapped air that will often lead to vibration, and the resulting hammering sound. Sometimes, loose washers can be to blame.

What should I do if my pipes make a noise?

Firstly, you need to understand that the unwanted noise is an obvious clue that something is not right within the plumbing or heating system. A reputable, qualified plumber such as Synergy Plumbing Services will be able to evaluate the situation and diagnose the cause of the noise. From there, we can provide a competitive quotation along with the most efficient method removing the unwanted issues and noise.

Synergy Plumbing Services are your top team when it comes to locally recommended plumbers. We are well-reviewed on Google and Facebook, and we are Gas Safe Registered too. Our services include:

  • General plumbing maintenance and repairs
  • Plumbing support for landlords and multiple property owners
  • Plumbing support for tenants and students
  • Home improvements and construction projects
  • Disabled access areas
  • Bathroom and ensuite renovation and refurbishment

If you have a plumbing problem, heating issue, or home improvement project to discuss in Loughborough, Wymeswold, Rempstone, Hathern, Kegworth, Quorn, Shepshed, Leicester and surrounding areas, talk to the trusted team at Synergy Plumbing Services.

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