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Troubleshooting Water Hammering Noises


Water hammering can sometimes happen when a faucet is turned on too fast.

How to get rid of noises coming from your pipes: first turn off the main water supply valve that can be found outside or inside your home.

Next, locate all faucets inside and outside the home, starting with the faucet closest to the water supply valve. Start turning on hot and cold sides of the water line and work your way out to the furthest from the water supply shut off valve.  Run all water out of the supply lines. All sinks, tubs, showers, washing machine, dishwasher and outside spigots.(all water must be on and running for 10-15 minutes but do not turned on all the way to high.  Don't forget to flush all water out of toilets.  Run the rinse cycle with a cup of water for the washing machine and dishwasher.  Wait until you see a steady flow of water and you don't hear any noises coming from the pipes anymore. Now your ready for the last step.

Turn water supply valve back on allowing the water to run through the system.  you will hear gurgling but this is normal let it run 10-15 minutes until you no longer hear any noises and the water is steady.  After this is done you can start turning off all the faucets starting with the furthest to the nearest the the main water supply shut off valve.

Call Smart Plumbers and Rooters and schedule a appointment for all your plumbing needs.

by Judy P.

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