What Causes Plumbing Pipes to Vibrate

Ideally, for the most part, your home’s plumbing system should not make any noticeable noises at all. So if you hear rattling sounds whenever you turn a faucet on or off or even flush your toilet, you could be looking at a problem in your pipes.

A lot of factors can cause your pipes to rattle under normal use, and here, we’ll talk about a few of the common causes and what you can do about it before having to call the plumber in.

Loose Pipes

Perhaps the most obvious reason for vibration within your home’s plumbing system is a loose pipe somewhere. If your plumbing system has exposed pipes that run from one room to another, it’s fairly easy to locate where the problem is occurring, and solving the problem is as simple as tightening the screws or pipe clips that attach the pipes to the wall.

Water Pressure

In some cases, too much water pressure causes vibration within the pipes. If you suspect that this is the case, it may be time to call the plumber for a quick inspection, as this could lead to bigger problems in the future. Most experts recommend maintaining a pressure of 40 to 60 pounds per square inch (PSI) in your system to avoid any unnecessary damage and noise. To solve this problem, plumbers will use a pressure-reducing valve installed in your water main to help control the pressure level.

Water Hammer

If you’ve happened to call a plumber in your area regarding the rattling problem, they might suggest something known as a water hammer. Water hammers happen when water flows through valves and faucets that shut too quickly, causing the “hammering” noise that you might hear. If this is the case, ask your local plumber to install a water hammer arrestor, which could instantly remove the problem. Another way to reduce water hammer is to use slow-shutting fill valves in your plumbing systems.

Smooth and Quiet Operation by 25 Dollar Heating & Air Conditioning

Rattling noises and vibrations could be a symptom of a much bigger issue in your home’s plumbing system. If your noise problems have increased in frequency or severity in the past few days, call 25 Dollar Heating and Air Conditioning, the best plumber in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at (909) 786-2808. Our experts in home plumbing will be more than happy help you.