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The Plumbing Connection is committed to providing year round 24/7 emergency support with trained, background checked, drug tested plumbers who will both respect your home and your need for an immediate solution to your plumbing problem. Pipes Making Noise? Pipe noises range from loud hammer sounds to very high-pitched squeaks. The causes may be loose pipes, water logged air chambers, or water pressure that's too high.
• Keep a trickle of water running from the faucets. • Beam a heat lamp or small heater at exposed pipes. • Wrap uninsulated pipes, install heat tape, foam etc. • Keep doors ajar between heated and unheated rooms Tip of the Day When loosening frozen connections, instead of using a wrench to force nuts and couplings frozen in place, douse the connection with penetrating oil. Wait half an hour; then loosen with a wrench. Other Problems Banging Pipes Depending on the composition and code, pipes are usually anchored with pipe straps every 6 to 8 feet for horizontal runs, or 8 to 10 feet for vertical runs.
If your pipes bang when you turn on the water, you may need to add straps, cushion the pipes with a rubber blanket, or install hammer arresters. When you anchor a pipe, especially a plastic one-leave room for expansion. Do not use galvanized straps on copper pipes.