How Can I Stop Banging Water Pipes?

Posted on: June 7, 2016

banging water pipesWater pipes hidden within your walls and most of the time they do their jobs efficiently and quietly.  That is a great system – out of sight and mind.  But what happens when they start making themselves known by producing loud knocking noises? So why do your water pipes bang and what can you do to stop them?

Your plumbing pipes are attached to your home’s framing, but over time, they can get loose.  Especially in older Tampa Bay homes or local homes with high water pressure, they can start clanking when the water is turned off suddenly.

Popular Mechanics suggests a couple of fixes that seem to work without tearing your walls down.

First, if the problem is caused by high water pressure (usually above 60 psi), installing a pressure-reducing valve should solve the problem.  Our professional plumbers can also install air chambers (sometimes called hammer arresters).  These act as cushioning devices that absorb the energy caused by rapid water movement.  They basically work as water pipe shock absorbers.

We think it’s important to find a local plumber who provides round the clock plumbing service and after hour and weekend appointments.  60-minute emergency service is also available in most cases.  At Midway Services, we take pride in the reputation that has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Midway Services is offering a $50 discount on all plumbing jobs for a limited time.  We provide the highest quality plumbing services to Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Largo, and Tampa – the entire Tampa Bay area – since 1957.  This is the perfect time to get acquainted with the professional plumbers, electricians, air conditioning techs and remodelers at Midway Services, and with our flat-rate pricing we strive for 100% customer satisfaction.