Re: noise
Posted by More on July 21, 19100 at 00:00:06:
In response to Re: noise
: In our new (two year-old) house, after we flush a toilet or when our washer is filling with water, there is a terrible noise. Even the floor is vibrating. The sound is at its worst in the morning. Is there a serious problem?
: Thank you,
: Olga

What does the noise sound like, a bowling ball rolling away; or a vibration noise like rattling metal against wood; or a loud bang like a thrown newspaper hitting the door? If its a bowling ball you're hearing the volume of water falling down the drain. If its vibrating rattling when the toilet or washer fills, you're hearing supply water rushing through a fitting and the pipe isn't tightly fastened inside the wall. If its a loud bang its a water hammer. The water hammer is most serious and a LICENSED plumber can install a hammer arrestor for you. The rattling is more obnoxious than dangerous, but in a few years it could cause a fitting to shake loose and leak. If the house is only two years old, make a courtesy call to the builder and ask them to send a customer service representative out to investigate. Then get an estimate from a LICENSED plumber.

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