Annoying noises

Sputtering faucets, irregular water flow and vibrating pipes may indicate that you have air in your water lines. Air usually gets trapped at high points in your water supply system, and to force this out, you have to temporarily increase the velocity of the water flowing through the pipes. The high water demand created by turning on all of your faucets causes a rush of water through your pipes that carries the air bubbles out of your water supply. Move through your house and turn on every hot and cold water faucet, beginning with the faucet closest to the main water supply valve. Work your way to the farthest faucet.

Flush all toilets and run the water in all appliances or fixtures that use a water connection. For example, fill a cup with water from the refrigerator dispenser and run the dishwasher and washing machine through a rinse cycle.

Let the water flow for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it begins to flow normally at every faucet, without sputtering or banging.

Go back to the last faucet you opened, farthest away from the main water valve, and turn off the water. At each toilet, turn off the faucet that is closest to the main valve first, then flush the toilet. Wait about two minutes before closing the next faucet.

Continue turning off faucets. Work your way back to the first faucet you opened until you’ve turned the water off at all faucets and fixtures. This should eliminate the air pockets. Contact the plumbers in Narre Warren to inspect your pipes if clearing the air from the lines doesn’t stop the problem. You may be dealing with water hammer or improperly sized pipes.