Question: Why are my pipes making banging noises? What should I do if my pipes make banging noises?
Answer: If you turn on the water and your pipes make a banging sound, it is probably because the pipes were incorrectly anchored. Every few feet your water pipes are anchored to studs.
The banging sound could also be caused by the pipes being loose somewhere and the water pressure causes the tubes to rattle or tremble. The noise that you hear is the tubes that bang against the anchoring or other tubes.
What You Can Do
You can solve this problem by re-anchoring the pipes using pipe straps and braces, or you can ignore the banging sound. In most cases, it's not causing any harm.
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