Pipes within your walls should never really be rattling. Banging and rattling noises are often referred to as ”water hammer”, which generally causes the pipes to make noise.

Water moving throughout your pipes can create a vacuum like effect as a result. It is usually taken care of using a port that finishes up across the roof near your faucet or plumbing fixture. However, if the vent is blocked, then this can develop and it will create the hammering noise as a result.

Main Line Problems

Our Long Beach Plumbers typicially suggest if this is the case, that you shut off your main water supply. 

  • Turn to the maximum faucet in your house (the one that’s the farthest upstairs and furthest away from your main water supply).
  • Flip around the ground faucet at the house (the one at the basement, outside, or located in the first floor nearest to the main sewer line). Eventually the water may drain and quit flowing.
  • Switch off the exact minimal faucet, switch on your main valve, and allow water to re-fill your pipes before it’s freely flowing through your faucet again.

Water Stress

Additionally,, a significant amount of water pressure is also a cause of loud banging and rattling noises from your plumbing pipes. If you are hearing this noise when turning a faucet on or off, this is probably the issue.

If this happens to be the case, you need to contact your local Long Beach Plumbing expert and ask about installing a pressure regulator or decrease valve. This can give  water an opportunity to flow throughout your home at a more reasonable speed, and it is also easier for the overall plumbing and water-supplied appliances.