do I need to worry about squeaky pipes

Are you pipes making squeaking noises? What causes squeaky pipes?

Question: Why are my pipes making squeaking noises? What can I do about squeaky pipes?

Answer: When you turn on the water and your pipes are making a squeaking sound, the squeaky sound is most likely coming from the pipe that comes from your water heater. The noise is caused from the expanding of the pipe from the heat of the water passing through it. The pipe rubs against the straps that hold the pipe in place, causing the squeaking sound.

A repair option is available if the sound annoys you, but the expansion and contraction of the pipe is probably not causing any damage.

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