Water hammer (banging noise in pipes)


Listed under: plumbing, pipes, Subfloor, Services, framing

Cause

Water pressure is too high

Repair

  • partially close toby to reduce pressure
  • have a pressure-reducing valve installed

Cause

Pipes poorly attached to subfloor framing

Repair

  • add extra fixings to secure pipe against subfloor timbers where accessible

Cause

Air in pipes

Repair

  • open taps to let water flow through pipes and remove trapped air