A faucet can make noise sometimes, with a whistling, a suction, a blowing. Noise can increase because of the piping running through the building. It can quickly become very painful to live.
It is often the water pressure that is involved. It is too high. It must be between 2 and 3 bars. The pipes can vibrate when the hot water comes into contact with the water, which in the meantime cools in the pipes, giving rise to a hissing sound. This reaction is called thermal shock. Cutting the water supply can create a water hammer. It is an overpressure of the water generated by the closing of the tap. A shock wave then passes through the plumbing of your home. This can damage the joints of the pipes. Grinding can be caused by a defective part of a faucet if it is old.
By contacting the company that distributes the water to you, you can find out what the exact pressure is on the water. If the level is higher than 3 bar, you can set up a pressure reducer. It will be sufficient to install it on the water supply pipe that enters the house.
To avoid vibrations in the pipes, check the correct installation of the plumbing. If necessary, add fixing clips so that they are stable and glued to the walls. Fixing must be inked on the wall. Special anti-vibration collars can help reduce noise. Water resistant adhesive tapes reduce the noise created by the expansion of the pipes. They are rolled up on the pipe at the area where the blows occur.
An anti-rams device will be effective against shock waves. Reducing the water pressure is also a good solution against this effect. To do this, a pressure reducer is used on the water inlet in the building.
In the case of an old installation that has more than 15-20 years on the meter, it will be necessary to think about replacing the faucets, if necessary the pipes. Also look at the condition of the pressure reducer if present. In case the problem remains, the help of a professional plumber will be welcome.
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