No home plumbing problem is quite as frustrating as a pipe that rattles or vibrates loudly every time you turn on the water. Unfortunately, many homeowners remain completely stumped when it comes to the potential causes of this problem. Learn more about diagnosing an annoying, rattling pipe. This article will discuss three possible sources of a rattling pipe in your house.
Loose Pipe Clips
The simplest explanation for a rattling pipe is also the most common: the pipe simply has too much “wiggle room.” The pressure of water moving through the pipe thus causes it to bang and rattle against the nearby framing elements. So now the pipe clips are loose. To fix this problem, all that needs to be done is secure the pipe more firmly using new pipe clips. Of course, this can be easier said than done, depending on the particular location of the rattling pipe. Portions of wall or flow may need to be removed. Read more