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You Will Need
- A washer
- A faucet valve seat
- A cushion or straps
Fix banging noise
Lower your water pressure at your main water line if you hear a banging noise when you turn off a faucet. The banging is the result of a shock wave moving along the water line.
[Solve creaking or cracking noise
Place insulation around a noisy water pipe if you hear a creaking or cracking sound when you use hot water. Copper water pipes expand when hot water passes through them, causing them to rub against wooden framing and support brackets.
Fix whistling noise
Replace the washer or repair the faucet valve seat if you hear a whistling noise coming from a faucet. Whistling is caused by water passing through a restricted area.
Quiet a rattling noise
Cushion the water pipe or strap it down if you hear a rattling sound. Rattling is due to poorly secured water pipes.