Stop ‘banging’ water pipes

2016-07-21 06:00
The flow of water that runs through the pipes contains energy. When this flow is abruptly stopped, the energy is what causes the loud banging sound. Photo: supplied

The flow of water that runs through the pipes contains energy. When this flow is abruptly stopped, the energy is what causes the loud banging sound. Photo: supplied

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THE flow of water in pipes can cause all kinds of weird noises. The sound of water running through the pipes isn't too bad, but what about some of those other plumbing sounds like creaks or cracking, rattling, whistling, and the most annoying or scary of them all - that loud banging noise?

Creaks or a cracking sound

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