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Why Are My Pipes So Noisy?

There many reasons why your pipes might be making loud, banging noises. It’s a common plumbing problem! But if you want to prevent your pipes from sounding like a drumline, you have to get the root of the problem.

Why Are My Pipes So Noisy?

Broken Valve or Faucet

If you turn on your faucet and hear a “klunk” followed by restricted water flow, you may have something trapped behind the opening. This prevents

Steam Heating

It is important to keep the water level in a steam boiler at the correct level. Too much water added to a steam boiler can flood the pipes and cause a banging noise.

Forced Hot Water Heating

Forced hot water pipes are normally filled with water. However, sometimes air can get in and cause a lot of gurgling and banging.

Loose Pipes

Pipes that dangle from ceilings or walls can cause banging. As water flows through them, the rapid movement can cause them to shake and bang. Well-supported pipes with insulating clips or hangers are much quieter.

Higher Water Pressure

Normal home water pressure is usually in the 40- to 70- psi range. When the water pressure reaches higher, the pipes can become noisy. Reducing water pressure will help control and minimize pipe banging noises.


For help quieting your noisy pipes, call Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. Our professional technicians can help you install pressure reducer valves, install water hammer arrestors, drain pipes, set radiators, and more, depending on your plumbing needs. Call 1(412) 265-2662L to contact our heating, cooling and plumbing professionals.