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Apr 03, 2024

Why Are My Water Pipes Vibrating?

Are your pipes vibrating, and you’re wondering what could be the cause? Vibrating pipes are not only annoying, but they also point to a plumbing problem that needs to be fixed. In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing discusses what causes water pipes to vibrate and the solutions. If you’re looking for a plumbing repair service that offers professional pipe repair, get in touch with Rooter Man Plumbing.

  • High Water Pressure

Your pipes may vibrate and produce humming sounds if the water pressure is too high. The ideal pressure for a home pipe system is between 40 and 80 pounds per square inch (PSI). Anything above 80 PSI is considered too high and can damage your pipes, reduce appliance lifespan, and increase water waste. While a pressure-reducing valve can help reduce the pressure of the incoming water, it can get damaged as a result of normal wear and tear. If your water pressure is too high, check the shut-off valve to see if it’s in good condition. Partially closing the main shut-off valve for your home can restrict water flow and create a pressure build-up in the remaining operational lines. A trusted plumbing service can troubleshoot your plumbing system, identify the cause of high water pressure, and make the necessary repairs.

  • Water Hammer

Water hammer is another possible cause of vibrating and noisy pipes. This phenomenon, also known as hydraulic shock, is a pressure surge or wave that occurs within a pipe when the water flow is forced to suddenly stop or change direction. The common cause of water hammer is closing valves quickly, and older pipes are more susceptible to this phenomenon. In severe cases, with high enough pressure, it can cause cracks, leaks, or even bursts in the pipes. Besides, it can damage valves, pressure gauges, and other plumbing components within appliances like washing machines or dishwashers.

  • Loose Pipes

This is another common culprit behind vibrating pipes. Pipes are typically secured to wooden framing with pipe clips. If a clip becomes loose or falls away completely, the pipe can vibrate against the surrounding materials as water flows through it. If you’re an avid DIYer, you can tighten loose clamps yourself. However, for pipes running underground or behind walls, call a plumbing repair service to perform an inspection and make repairs.

How Can You Prevent Water Hammer?

The best way to prevent water hammer is to have a qualified plumber install water hammer arrestors. These devices absorb the pressure wave and prevent it from traveling through your pipes. We also recommend that you make a habit of closing faucets and valves gradually to slow down the stoppage of water flow and reduce the pressure surge.

Got A Plumbing Problem? Call Rooter Man Plumbing For Help

Are you sick of your plumbing pipes vibrating and DIY solutions do not seem to help? Have you noticed any signs of pipe damage? It is time to make a pipe repair appointment with Rooter Man Plumbing. We are a reputable plumbing company offering a full range of residential and commercial plumbing services, including pipe repair, repiping, leak detection, burst pipe replacement, drain cleaning, and many more. Our qualified and experienced plumbers have the skills and experience to determine the cause of the problem and carry out long-lasting repairs that will restore your plumbing to good working condition.


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